Author Archives: Mary Beth

Find VMDO at the ACUHO-I and SCUP National Conferences this Week

By Lynelle Douma, Marketing Coordinator VMDO Architects is gearing up for a busy week of conferences! Representatives from the firm’s Higher Education Studio will be in attendance at both the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) … Continue reading

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David Oakland Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

by Lynelle Douma, Marketing Coordinator On May 19, members of the VMDO team traveled to Philadelphia for the National American Institute of Architects’ 2016 Convention. A major highlight of this year’s convention was the investiture ceremony where the 2016 Jury … Continue reading

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VMDO Hosts Center for Green Schools and Instituto Thomas Jefferson

by Lynelle Douma, Marketing Coordinator Last Wednesday, VMDO kicked off an enriching three day visit from our friends at Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Ramon Carvajal and Priscila Gomez, and Director of the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, Rachel Gutter. Representatives from … Continue reading

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Young Harris College Campus Center Recognized by USGBC at Georgia Capitol

By Sara Teaster, Sustainability Manager On February 3, USGBC Georgia celebrated the work of educational facilities in the state that are creating healthy and efficient learning environments. The third annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the Georgia Capitol … Continue reading

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VMDO is Hiring!

VMDO is looking to hire talented and eager professionals designers to fill several full-time positions. Please visit our Employment Page for information. The positions include: Entry Level Architect Project Architect   Share/Bookmark This Post >>

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Makerspaces & the Art of Tinkering to Enhance Learning

HANDS-ON TINKERING = HANDS-ON THINKING By Dina Sorensen, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C …In one corner of the room, a student is building an airplane out of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and circuitry. At the center of the room, a … Continue reading

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Green Apple Day of Service at Discovery Elementary School

By Sara Teaster, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Manager On Wednesday September 23rd, VMDO staff traveled to the newly opened Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA to participate in the annual Green Apple Day of Service, sponsored by the USGBC’s Center … Continue reading

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Being There: Opening Day at Discovery Elementary School

By Alissa Tucker, Intern Architect On Tuesday, September 8th, a few VMDO’ers had the pleasure of visiting Discovery on its opening day. I wanted to share how special it was to see the students enjoying their new school. It was … Continue reading

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UVA Students React to Renovation of Gooch Residence Hall

By Ellison Turpin On Friday August 21, students began to move in to the newly renovated Gooch residence hall amid wishful comments from the upperclassmen aiding them. “I wish I could move back in to the building,” said Second Year … Continue reading

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Checking-in with Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Design Guidelines

“The environments in which we live affect not just our behaviors, but our lifelong attitudes about things like healthy eating and active lifestyles.”   – Matt Trowbridge, UVA Professor & USGBC Research Fellow in Fast Company In the case of schools, architects … Continue reading

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