Rich Loeschke, Principal, retiring

After 33 years at BIGWAHA, Richard J. Loeschke, Jr., is raising the sails and heading off to retirement. As a firm, we are so fortunate to have benefitted from his talent, knowledge, and leadership for more than three decades. As his colleagues and friends, we have shared many laughs and memories.  We wish Rich the best in his next […]

Middletown Fire Station

Bignell Watkins Hassser Architects worked with Frederick County to design Middletown Volunteer Fire Company #7 as the prototype for the County’s next generation of fire stations. The result is a new 18,500 SF Fire Station that was thoughtfully planned to be functionally efficient and visually appealing with modern amenities. The station houses both volunteers and career fire […]

Riverside Square to deliver in 2019

Monument Realty announced it has secured financing, signed multiple leases and begun construction of Riverside Square, a 90K SF shopping center fronting Route 7 in Ashburn, VA.  The shopping center will include a 5K SF Sheetz convenience store and gas station and a 7,400 SF Texas Roadhouse steakhouse. Monument has also signed a lease for a 20K […]

Harmans/Dorsey Fire Station Re-Opens

Harmans Dorsey Fire Station (Fire Company 21) celebrated their Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday, October 17th.  Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects designed the partial renovation and addition for this existing fire station in Hanover, MD.  Our scope included extending the apparatus bays and renovating and reorganizing the living areas, including bunk rooms, day room, kitchen and fitness […]

United Association Interiors Project

Construction was recently completed on this interior alterations project for United Association.  Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects’ design converted 5,085 sq. ft. of existing cold dark shell space into an educational training center.  The spaces included a large training room, with flat screen video wall system,  a new reception area, coat closet, lounge, catering pantry, restrooms, […]

Lake Shore Fire Station

Lake Shore Fire Station’s Grand Opening Ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 31st.  County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Allan Graves and Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Chief Tim Hall spoke at the ceremony.  The new 13,000-square-foot, $6 million station is on the site of the old Pasadena Hardware, near Maryland Avenue and […]

Magothy Gateway wins Merit Award

Magothy Gateway won a Merit Award at the Associated Builders Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards.  The neighborhood retail center, located in Severna Park, MD, is 92,584 sf.  Anchored by a Harris Teeter, the center includes several restaurants, a bank, retail stores, and three pad buildings, including CVS. Thank you to the General Contractor, Chesapeake Contracting Group, for nominating the […]

West Broad Marketplace Wins Best Retail Project at GRACRE

West Broad Marketplace won best retail project in the Richmond area at the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) Awards.  The neighborhood retail center is located on West Broad Street in Short Pump, VA.  Anchored by Wegmans and Cabela’s, the center also includes TJ Maxx, Verizon, Mattress Firm, Rack Room Shoes, among other retailers. Congratulations to the […]