WCA, Inc.
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Ashfield, MA
01330

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Representative Projects List

The following examples of our project work demonstrate the diversity of our projects. Since 1992, Walter Cudnohufsky Associates, Inc. has built a reputation for uncommon excellence in planning and design. We employ a rigorous design process of site assessment, program definition, conceptual design, schematic alternatives and design development regardless of the scale of the project or nature of the client.

Public and Institutional Design

Master Planning and Land Planning

Environmental Design and Land Preservation

Community Visioning, Workshops and Meeting Facilitation

Multi-Unit Residential Site Planning

Estate Residential Landscape Design

Public and Institutional Design

Working with public and quasi-public clients invariably involves facilitating a public process with a broad range of interested parties, often with conflicting agendas.  WCA is known for our ability to generate wide participation, facilitate public meetings, bring innovative ideas to the table, negotiate reasonable compromises, while working with the character and identity of client and site. Often, working within the constraints of limited budgets and timelines adds complexity to these project.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

Historic Lenox Village

Lenox, MA

Streetscape renovation with emphasis on pedestrian safety, accessibility and comfort

 

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA

Site plan for entry drive and circulation, new academic building site, planting plan

 

St. Paul Episcopal Church

Stockbridge, MA

Memorial garden design & implementation

 

Shakespeare & Company

Lenox, MA

New campus master plan; site design for two theaters.

Master Planning and Land Planning

Master planning, whether for a 1400-acre mountainside rehabilitation center or a ten-acre park, starts with clarifying the mission of the client, their organizational style and management priorities, as well as site-based issues such as circulation, accessibility, historic precedence and the larger connections – both physically and organizationally – beyond the site.  In every case, a thorough assessment of natural resources and protection priorities is essential.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

Crotched Mountain Foundation

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, NH

1400-acre campus master plan, core park design and accessibility improvements

 

Oak and Spruce Resort

Lee, MA

Existing village and Phase IV village master plans

 

Woodsom Farm Cultural Landscape

Amesbury, MA

Alternatives for historic preservation and reuse

 

Pleasant Valley Audubon Sanctuary

Lenox, MA

Master plan & site design

 

 

 

 

Environmental Design and Land Preservation

Virtually all of WCA’s projects involve some level of environmental design and conservation, whether working to infiltrate water on site and establish a native plant palette, or limiting the building and construction envelope and placing a conservation restriction on the balance of the property.  Several conservation and land trust agencies have engaged our services, knowing our preference for low impact site design and best management practices.  The same is true for residential design.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Athol, MA

Native plant arboretum

 

MA Audubon Society,
Pleasant Valley

Properties in Easthampton, Worcester, Lenox and Princeton, MA and Rindge, NH

Master plans for building reuse, circulation,

 

Schwartz property

Monterey, MA

Conservation plan

 

Green design

 

Guidelines for residential design

 

 

 

 

Community Visioning, Workshops and Meeting Facilitation

Energetic and engaging, Walt Cudnohufsky excels at organizing and leading community-wide visioning sessions, organizational meetings, and design workshops.  Clients include regional and municipal planning agencies, non-profit environmental organizations, and educational groups.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

Visioning

Amherst, Easthampton, Northampton, Westfield, Scituate, Raynham

Design & facilitate public meetings, summarize results in illustrated reports

 

MA Department of Environmental Management Town Commons Preservation Initiative 2000

26 communities state-wide

Facilitate public input, identify site conditions and preservation priorities, individual report recommendations, citizen guidebook for historic preservation

 

Londonderry Ecological Industrial Park

Londonderry, NH

Design charrette

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

West Stockbridge, MA

On-going design workshops

 

 

 

 

Multi-Unit Residential Site Planning

Some of the most challenging work comes in the form of multi-unit housing.  Whether an affordable housing project initiated by a local housing authority, a Chapter 40B or market rate subdivision development, or a co-housing project, careful understanding of site conditions, traffic impact, utility demands, zoning regulations and budgetary constraints requires close collaboration with engineers, architects, municipal and state permitting agencies as well as excellent public outreach.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

Jenney Lane Housing

Edgartown, MA

Affordable 10-unit housing master plan, with Coldham Architects, LLC, and John Abrams, South Mountain Company  (built)

 

Pine Woods

Stockbridge, MA

24-unit affordable housing with multi-agency collaboration (built)

 

Sawyer Hill

Berlin, MA

Site master plan for two co-housing communities sharing a narrow and constrained site (built)

 

Blue Hill Commons

Great Barrington, MA

84-unit affordable housing site design (built)

 

Ulster Co. Co-housing

Rosendale, NY

Design charette and master plan for 30-unit development with agricultural protection

 

Flagg Mt., LLC

Conway, MA

Master plan for 25-lot high-end residential development with conservation restrictions

 

 

 

 

Estate Residential Landscape Design

WCA has provided full-service master plans, landscape and garden design, and implementation services for more than 100 private residences, primarily in New England with a focus on the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  In addition, Walt Cudnohufsky offers “design coaching,” an on-site consultation that provides site overview and immediate ideas which the client may pursue on her/his own, or follow up with fuller design services from WCA.  In order to maintain our residential clients’ privacy we do not list their names.

Project Name/Client

Location

Nature of Project work

 

 

 

Private Residence 01

Lenox, MA

Full-service multi-stage master plan and design implementation services.

 

Private Residence 02

Stockbridge, MA

Ranch house renovation: full-service master plans with design implementation services.

 

Private Residence 03

Western Massachusetts

Full-service master plans with design implementation services.

 

Design Coaching

Various

Two-hour on-site design consultation with homeowner

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