Holiday Cheer!


A few snapshots from our PF&A holiday party. Thanks to everyone there - you made our party wonderful! (Bob Ross and your Christmas squirrel too!)

A special shout-out to Norfolk’s Brick Anchor Brew House for providing us with the perfect venue, tasty food and the most clever drink menus in town!

PF&A Names New Associates!


Join us in congratulating our newest Associates, Sara Heppe, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT and David Peronnet, NCARB, AIA! Sara and David joined PF&A as project architects in 2015 and 2016 respectively and have since, with their talent and leadership, greatly contributed to the success of the firm. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Sara has more than ten years of professional experience in architecture. Along with her award winning design skills, Sara is fully committed to sustainability and high performance buildings because of their benefits to their owners, their communities, and their environments. Her experience encompasses projects for higher education facilities, labs, and a variety of healthcare spaces ranging from inpatient behavioral health to new outpatient buildings. David offers over twenty years of professional architectural experience and holds several degrees including a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. David has a diverse design background that includes graphic design work for major USA companies, design education and publishing, and architectural work that ranges from single family residences, laboratories, liturgical buildings, and healthcare facilities. Congratulations!

7th Annual SMILE 5K

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Run, Run, Run as fast as you can! During this year's SMILE Gingerbread 5K or Gingersnap 1-Mile Fun Run (for ages 12 and under) on December 1st!

On a new course, the races start and end at Hot Tuna Bar & Grill. Overall and age division awards will be presented during the Post Race Party at Hot Tuna Bar and Grill.

We hope to see you there in support of a great local non-profit that works effectively to enhance the lives of children!

Click on the following link for event details and to register for the race.

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Virginia Beach

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Get in the spirit this holiday season! Tie bells to your shoes, dress in a festive costume and raise funds to help cure arthritis.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, who face the daily challenges of the nation’s #1 cause of disability.

Jingle Bell 5k run on Sunday December 2 at 8am at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. For more information and to register:

Pun-kins, Pop-kins, Creative-kins

‘Spooky’ by Stephanie B. is this year’s winner!

‘Spooky’ by Stephanie B. is this year’s winner!

‘You missed’ by Phil H.

‘You missed’ by Phil H.

‘Medusa’ by Betsy K.

‘Medusa’ by Betsy K.

‘Cheshire’ by Stella C.

‘Cheshire’ by Stella C.

Pun-kins, pop-kins, creative-kins abound. A 'gourd' time at PF&A's second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

We might have a small crop this year - but it’s mighty big on creativity and talent!

'Witch' one's your favorite?

HRACRE Best Healthcare Building!

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Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) Design Award’s mission is to identify, encourage and reward excellence in development design in the Hampton Roads MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).

PF&A is honored to have received the Best Healthcare Building Award of Merit for the Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC) in Chesapeake, Well done and congratulations team!

Sharon L. Szalai Receives ACHA Board Certificate!

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The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has announced that Sharon L. Szalai, Principal at PF&A Design has earned her Board Certificate in healthcare architecture. Szalai recently passed an accredited examination, which assesses the knowledge and understanding of architects who practice as healthcare specialists. She joins the ranks of over 400 ACHA colleagues in the US and Canada who have received this important architectural credential.

ACHA requires its certificate holders to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public, to practice in an ethical manner and to maintain the highest standards in the specialized field of healthcare architecture.

Congratulations on your accomplishment Sharon!


CRMC Opens Advanced Wound Care Facility


A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce took place on August 28th, 2018 for the new Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center designed by PF&A for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

The Center uses a comprehensive approach for patients with slow and non-healing wounds.  In addition to traditional wound care, patients living in or near Elizabeth City, NC will have access to specialized hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) at the new center.

Wounds need oxygen to heal properly. During the HBOT process patients lie inside a pressurized chamber that delivers 100 percent oxygen with increased atmospheric pressure. This increases the level of oxygen in the tissue, improves healing efficiency of white blood cells and stimulates the entire body’s natural healing responses.  Patients undergoing hyperbaric therapy have complete privacy in comfortable, individual chambers equipped with televisions and access to music for patient entertainment.




Announcing Newly Licensed Architect: Jonathan Hiser

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PF&A Design is proud to announce that Jonathan Hiser, Assoc. AIA successfully completed his Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and is a newly licensed architect.

The ARE is administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). The ARE is designed to assess aspects of architectural practice that affect the integrity, soundness, and health impact of a building. The exam also assesses an architect’s responsibilities within firms, such as managing projects and coordinating the work of other professionals.

Jonathan joined PF&A in 2016 and is an integral part of the firm and our architecture practice. Jonathan earned his Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. His experience includes all phases of design through construction management. He has worked on several large projects including a 30,000SF Rehab, Physical Therapy and Transitional Care Unit for our local Children’s Hospital and a Cancer Center addition in Richmond, Virginia.

Congratulations Jonathan!