WSSI has continued to expand our presence in central Virginia, and as a result we needed more space! We have moved to a brand-new location in the heart of Richmond – just north of downtown off I-95/I-64, next to Virginia Union University. Our Chesterfield and Mechanicsville offices worked together already and we are excited that they are physically together under one roof now.

Adaptive reuse efforts transformed this historic 1907 trolley car barn into a dynamic and sustainable work hub, fitting for our environmental and cultural resource-focused services. Our new office was the first building in the U.S. to simultaneously be on the National Register of Historic Places, achieve LEED-Platinum certification, and achieve net zero energy use. Dovetail Construction, who renovated and owns the building, was able to produce as much – or more – in energy in a year as was needed to run the building. Our new home features solar panels and sustainable materials, and sustainable practices were used in renovations.

Thanks to these innovations in a special historic structure, our new office was featured as one of Virginia’s 25 Must-See Buildings by USA TODAY Travel!

Our new office provides additional square footage to accommodate our growing staff and we have outfitted the building keeping staff needs in mind. The open, bright floorplan and indoor/outdoor gathering areas give employees healthy and inspiring spaces to work. Desks are unassigned and instead we have adapted a hybrid workspace for flexibility. The office also includes bike storage, multiple kitchens, a dedicated nursing room, and more!

We are thrilled about our new home and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional environmental and cultural resources services in the region.

Did you know that in 2005 WSSI’s headquarters was the first LEED-Gold office building in Virginia? We designed and built the structure and grounds with sustainability in mind, and we’ve continued to improve upon it over the years. Click here to learn more about our stormwater management, wildlife habitat, solar array, and other sustainable efforts!


  • Sharon Harless, CHMM

    Director - Richmond

    Richmond, VA

  • Bryce Miller, CPESC, CESSWI

    Director - Environmental Compliance

    Richmond, VA

  • Rebecca Napier, PE

    Manager - Natural Resources

    Richmond, VA

  • Chris Schrinel, PE

    Manager - Engineering

    Richmond, VA