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The ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s new Student Center is this Saturday!

The $65 million, 153,000 square feet campus center will become a welcoming living room as well as a one-stop shop for the entire campus and student community. Formerly, Stockton College lacked a central gathering place for students to gather, eat, … Continue reading

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Richmond’s new Oak Grove Elementary construction underway!

The City of Richmond’s ambitious “Building a Better Richmond” has begun! Oak Grove Elementary School will accommodate 650 students – sharing the site with Bellemeade Elementary School, which is a larger property several blocks away and currently an annex to … Continue reading

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VMDO’s Kim Smith will be one of several panelists for the Mentoring Program at the AIA National Convention

Orchestrated by The Women in Architecture Committee AIA New York, this program is an opportunity for architects to meet and mentor other women professionals in a structured networking setting. Attendees will include women of varying professional experience levels. Focused on the … Continue reading

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Charlottesville’s Architecture Week Features Lautner Films

Thanks to the efforts of VMDO’s Dina Sorensen, American Institute of Architects – Central Virginia will celebrate John Lautner’s birthday during its “Architecture Week” with the screening of the two Lautner documentaries: The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner and Infinite … Continue reading

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VMDO offers tours of residence halls to representatives of the University of the Free State in South Africa

As Winston Churchill famously noted, “we shape our buildings, and then they shape us.” Administrators at the University of the Free State in South Africa are taking a careful look at how new buildings on their campus can shape a … Continue reading

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Who is the most influential recruiter for a University or college?

Imagine the most influential recruiter for a University or college. The dean? The students? The website? What if I told you it was the director of buildings and grounds. As is often the case, first impressions matter the most. A … Continue reading

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Virginia Athletics Receives $5 Million Gift for New Track and Field Facility

The University of Virginia Athletics Department has announced that a $5 Million Gift for the new VMDO-designed Track and Field Facility has been received! Click here to find out about the new improvements! Share/Bookmark This Post >>

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Manassas Park Elementary + Pre-K featured in Architect Magazine

Manassas Park Elementary + Pre-K, a high performance building producing high performance students, is featured in the latest issue of Architect Magazine. Click here to find out how the demand for green schools is starting to grow! Share/Bookmark This Post >>

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Curious about what’s for lunch in our public schools? “Lunch Line” explores the link between what our kids eat and obesity.

With over 30 million students participating in the National School Lunch Program, and a third of US children overweight or obese, school food stands at the intersection of health, education, hunger and agriculture. The new documentary Lunch Line examines the … Continue reading

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Manassas Park City Schools recognized for financial efficiency

Manassas Park City Schools has been named as having one of the most efficient public school systems in the Washington, D.C. area by The Center for American Progress. Click here to find out more! Share/Bookmark This Post >>

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