Lynne Named to Gloucester Arts on Main Board

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Lynne Manning, Interior Designer and Associate at PF&A, was recently named to the Board of Directors for the dynamic non-profit Gloucester Arts on Main! This organization, located in historic downtown Gloucester, Virginia, provides an environment for art-making, art education, and art exhibition. Gloucester Arts on Main hosts gallery art shows and offers various art classes, workshops, and special events to members and the public.

For more information on this organization please visit

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Our Interior Design staff just participated in the tree decoration competition for this year's IIDA Christmas party which was held at the Brick Anchor Brew-House in Norfolk.

Each tree was to be themed around a popular children's book. What a clever and creative representation of Harold and the Purple Crayon (you can see Harold drawing the purple star on top)! After the event, all of the decorated trees and books are donated to St. Mary's Home.

Click on link to learn more about St. Mary's Home.

SMILE's Fifth Annual 5K Run/Walk has been moved to December 3rd!

Get ready and tie your laces for SMILE's Fifth Annual 5K Run/Walk event on December 3rd! This year's exciting location is the Cape Henry Trail through First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.

Run/walk starts at the 64th Street park entrance with post-race party being held at Hot Tuna Bar & 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.

Join Team Starchitects! 2016 Jingle Bell Run - Virginia Beach

Get in the spirit this holiday season! Join our team, 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 Saturday December 10th at 9am on 24th street at the ocean front. If you are interested in running or walking, the event early bird registration ends after 9/30/2016.

Go Starchitects!

HCD Magazine Remodel Renovation 2016 Voting HAS BEGUN!

We are so excited!

PF&A has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Healthcare Design Remodel/Renovation Competition for the Nuss Center design at CHKD! The project is going to be published in the December 2016 issue of Healthcare Design magazine!

Please help spread the word and help us win the Reader's Choice Award by casting your vote for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Nuss Center!

Voting starts today and runs until October 14th. Click on the following link to cast your vote!

The Newly Expanded and Renovated Nuss Center is Open!

The newly expanded and renovated Nuss Center at CHKD is now open!  Pediatric surgeons at CHKD are the pioneers of the Nuss Procedure and have trained extensively under Dr. Donald Nuss, the originator of the Nuss Procedure, a minimally invasive approach to correcting pectus excavatum.  

In the years since Dr. Donald Nuss developed the groundbreaking, minimally invasive surgery to correct pectus excavatum, CHKD has performed more than 1,800 surgeries to correct the condition, far more than any other center.  Because of the number of patients treated and the data gathered, CHKD has also become a worldwide center for pectus research.


Kim Bernheimer Earns Healthcare Interior Design Credential

Kim Bernheimer, Associate and Sr. Interior Designer at PF&A Design recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) Examination and earned the prestigious CHID Certificate!

The CHID examination is a rigorous assessment requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a variety of aspects that affect the healthcare interior environment. The examination covers acute care, ambulatory care/outpatient, long term care/senior living, medical facilities/other, retail/hospitality, support services, allied professions, codes & guidelines, environmental, evidence based design and professional business practice.

We are extremely proud that Kim has earned the AAHID Certificate! This important, industry-recognized credential underscores our firm's commitment to ensuring that our clients have access to the most qualified interior designers possible.

A Roaring Good Time at Sixth Annual SMILE Gala & Silent Auction!

Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, Inc. (SMILE)'s 6th Annual Gala and Silent Auction was a Roaring Success! Over 100 people gathered for a night of fun and fundraising. Princess Anne High School’s band kicked off the evening with some jazzy tunes followed by DJ Joe Fortuner who kept the night going.

SMILE’s mission is to enhance the lives of children impacted by a life-threatening condition through education, encouragement, and empowerment. For over five years, SMILE has been fulfilling its mission by providing items such hearing aids, wheelchair lifts, therapeutic tricycles, and much more. SMILE also supports programs that help enhance children’s quality of life through education and empowerment.

Potential beneficiaries can download an application at or email us directly at

Lynne Manning Appointed Chair of the Arts at Abington Committee

Lynne Manning has been appointed Chair of the Arts at Abington Committee in Gloucester, VA 2016-2018.

Arts at Abingdon is a key part of the music program at Abingdon Episcopal Church, and integral in our community outreach.  The highly visible Arts at Abingdon program sponsors world-class concert series which provide everyone in our community with a series of five free concerts by local, national, and internationally renowned musical artists.  The concerts each year include a well-known organist to showcase our beautiful Walker tracker organ along with other concerts that might include anything from a string quartet to choral, brass or jazz.  The concerts are held in the beautiful and acoustically outstanding Abingdon Church.

The Arts at Abingdon committee works year-round on fundraising, programming, and advertising in order to have a successful program to present to the public.  The series relies solely on contributions from individuals in the community for each fiscal concert calendar. 

Lynne Manning re-appointed VSHE Chairperson

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Lynne Manning, Interior Designer and Associate at PF&A, re-appointed to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) 2016-2017! We know you will continue to do very well in your position within this dynamic association.