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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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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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VMDO Tours Campus Projects at Liberty

Earlier this summer, VMDO’ers organized a tour of the firm’s current projects under construction at Liberty University. The tour’s first stops included Liberty’s new Science Building (to open fall 2015), School of Music & Concert Hall (to open spring 2016), … Continue reading

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Three Student-Centered Campus Projects Open Their Doors

This fall has been a busy season for ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies for VMDO’s latest built work! Many of these newly opened projects are student-centered campus projects for institutions of higher education. 1. Tidwater Community College (Chesapeake Campus) New Student … Continue reading

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VMDO Designer Participating in Washington Post Summit on Health

The Washington Post is hosting a summit Wednesday, June 18 (8:30am – 12:00pm) dedicated to discussing the topic of Health Beyond Health Care. From architects to educators, creative minds from across disciplines will convene to look at innovative efforts in cities and … Continue reading

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AIA CAE Conference: The Value of Design – Enhancing Education through Architecture

VMDO K-12 Principal Bob Moje, FAIA served as the Conference Chair for the 2014 AIA Committee on Architecture for Education conference in Barcelona, which just concluded with a fantastic flurry of events and conglomeration of perspectives on educational design. From … Continue reading

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Makerbot 3D Printer Arrives at VMDO Office

By John Nagao Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, is an exciting new technology with enormous potential for the field of design. VMDO recently acquired a Makerbot 3-D printer to assist with model making and visualization. The printer … Continue reading

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A Researcher’s Stay at Buckingham County Primary & Elementary Schools

By Leah Frerichs, Graduate Assistant & Doctoral Candidate University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health I arrived in Dillwyn, VA early September of this year. I had been to this community several times before. Researching the impact of … Continue reading

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