Joshua Galloway, project manager, AIA, ASLA LEED AP BD+C, joined New Ecology, Inc., in 2016. Joshua has practiced public interest design and sustainability for 20 years in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture. After earning his degree in landscape architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996, he established a Landscape Architecture practice in Charlottesville, Va. He then received his master of architecture degree from the University of Virginia, where he led the green roof and landscape work for the 2002 Solar Decathlon team, which won the Design and Livability category and placed second overall.
As a Rose Architectural Fellow with Enterprise Community Partners, Joshua worked with underserved communities in Richmond, Va., on historic renovations and new communities, including the first multifamily EarthCraft property in Virginia. His work has included development and dissemination of sustainability guidelines for nonprofit developers and municipalities. While serving as a project manager at Community Housing Partners and then at Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, Joshua worked on adaptive reuse, renovation and new construction of 2,500+ housing units in the Mid-Atlantic. The scales of work included high-rise towers in Baltimore, master planning in West Virginia, and Net-Zero duplexes in Virginia. He has led or co-led 40+ design charrettes on topics ranging from Healthy High-Performance Homes to 30-acre mixed-use/mixed-income communities to Aging in Place from a regional scale. Joshua serves on the board of directors of Viridiant (formerly EarthCraft Virginia).
32 acres gross site area
180,000 sq ft gross project area
16 affordable home ownership units
84 market rate home ownership units
3 parks (40,000 sq ft)
Residential Unit Profile:
Suburbs from the mid-1900s are fast becoming an area in need of renewed investment. Urban city centers are enjoying increased popularity as people return to the convenience and community of the city, while new subdivisions are rapidly converting forest and farmland into lawn and asphalt. Old suburbs are often forgotten in between the two.
One model for addressing that trend is Winchester Forest. A community of 100 homes in Richmond, VA, Winchester Forest will connect the existing community of Winchester Greens with the established suburban neighborhoods and school to the north. The thriving Winchester Greens consists of 240 townhouses, a childcare center, 3 pocket parks, 174 affordable apartments for seniors, a neighborhood center, and commercial and retail developments. Complimenting these amenities, Winchester Forest is planned for a forested, 32-acre site transected by No Name Creek. Through the use of Low Impact Development the project will preserve 15 acres of forest, in addition to bringing home ownership opportunities to the otherwise all-rental community. Park spaces, sidewalks and street trees will extend the public landscape of Winchester Greens to connect with a County Park in an adjacent neighborhood. The green infrastructure of human and wildlife habitat is being developed in coordination with the constructed infrastructure of energy production and storm water systems.
The homes will be built to Energy Star and EarthCraft House standards. These green building programs offer a third-party verified process to build healthy, comfortable and energy efficient homes. In turn, the sustainability and affordability of these homes promote efficient use of resources for long-term health and stability of a community, including the people, the surrounding ecosystem and future generations.