Category Archives: Higher Education

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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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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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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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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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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Being There: Unveiling Virginia Wesleyan College’s Greer Environmental Sciences Center

By Sustainability Manager, Sara Teaster, LEED AP BD+C On Tuesday May 20, the Greer Environmental Sciences Center was gifted to Virginia Wesleyan College in honor of outgoing President William T. “Billy” Greer. This gift was a secret – titled in-house as “Big … Continue reading

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TCC Chesapeake’s Student Center Earns LEED Gold!

By Sustainability Manager, Sara Teaster, LEED AB BD+C We are excited to announce that the Student Center at Tidewater Community College Chesapeake has received LEED Gold certification! Situated on a tidal wetland and a tributary of the Elizabeth River, the new … Continue reading

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Checking in with JMU Wayland Hall’s LEED Platinum Performance

By Frances Lengowski, AIA, LEED AP On April 10, the James Madison University Board of Visitors toured Wayland Hall – a residence hall renovated by VMDO.  It was a great opportunity to check back in with the project and learn … 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 Projects & Leadership Receive AIA Central Virginia Awards

On Thursday, October 23, the Central Virginia Chapter of the AIA hosted its 2014 Design Awards Gala. Community members and design professionals gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of beautifully designed projects and honor local leaders in the architecture field. Introductory … Continue reading

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