Category Archives: Giving Back

Green Dot Charlottesville Presented to Charlottesville City Council

Representatives from the 2012 Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) class, a program a part of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, presented a compelling overview of their class project  – Green Dot Charlottesville – for Charlottesville City … Continue reading

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Green Apple Day of Service at Buckingham School

On Saturday, September 29, the VMDO family – along with friends from 2rw Consultants and Buckingham County schools – participated in the USGBC Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple Day of Service! The Green Apple team (see photos below) built outdoor compost … Continue reading

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Get Involved in the Green Apple Day of Service at Buckingham on 9/29!

VMDO is supporting the Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 29! We’ll be at the new Carter G. Woodson Education Complex in Buckingham County, VA designing and building a place to house compost material … Continue reading

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VMDO Hosts Olympic-Themed Architecture “Camp”

This week, VMDO architects Lauren Thompson and Philip Donovan hosted a mini “architecture camp” for 16 7th graders at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Following a presentation about what it means to be an architect, Lauren and Philip helped the 7th … Continue reading

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VMDO Participating in Green Dot Cooperative

Excerpted from Green Dot Brochure, July 2012: In November 2011, the Orange Dot Report (ODR), a sobering piece of research that reveals the sad truth about the large number of residents of Charlottesville who live in poverty, was published. In … Continue reading

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VMDO Participates in Portfolio Reviews at UVa

This week, Joe Celentano, AIA and Philip Donovan, AIA of VMDO were panelists for portfolio reviews hosted by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at UVa. Among several topics discussed, the panelists presented advice and insight into the challenges … Continue reading

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for VCU Green Roof

Featured are Jacek Ghosh (VCU’s Director of Sustainability); Joe Seipel (Dean of The School of Arts); Camden Whitehead (Professor); and David Hanson (Vice President for Finance and Administration) Tuesday, April 17 marked the official public opening of Virginia Commonwealth University’s … Continue reading

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VMDO Lectures at James Madison University

VMDO Architects was happy to participate in Dr. Karim Altaii’s course, ISAT 212 “Energy Issues in Science and Technology,” at James Madison University last Thursday. Frances Lengowski presented at three of the course’s lab sections along with JMU Director of … Continue reading

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VMDO Visits 10th Grade Career Day!

This spring, architects Kelly Callahan, Maria Bninski, and Clare van Montfrans presented at the 10th Grade Career Day at Piedmont Virginia Community College. The Career Day was a part of the Piedmont Futures program, which engages local businesses and organizations … Continue reading

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VMDO Presents at Educon 2.4 Conference

Architects Jim Richardson and Wyck Knox facilitated a conversation themed “Architecture Participating in Education” this month at the Educon 2.4 education conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The presentation and ensuing conversation consisted of three parts. First, Jim and Wyck shared research … Continue reading

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