Category Archives: Higher Education

Review of 2014 VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED Green Associate VMDO had the pleasure of being a contributing sponsor to the 2014 Energy and Sustainability Conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Commonwealth University last month. This conference … Continue reading

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ACUHO-I Accolades for VMDO’s Frances Lengowski, AIA

We owe Associate Frances Lengowski, AIA, LEED AP many congratulations for her numerous ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers – International) accolades this winter! Firstly, Frances has taken on new leadership as both the Chair of ACUHO-I’s Sustainable … Continue reading

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VMDO Principal Teaches Materials & Methods Course at JMU

By John Nagao VMDO Principal Joe Celentano, AIA is teaching a course at James Madison University that will help 3rd and 4th year interior design students better understand the art and science of construction, or tectonics, as it relates to … Continue reading

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Three-in-a-Row! Moffett Hall Receives 3rd LEED Gold Award at Radford

We are excited to announce that Radford University’s Moffett Residence Hall has received LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council! LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a voluntary program that provides verification of environmentally sustainable construction and renovation … Continue reading

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2013 ACUHO-I Conference Review

By Frances Lengowski, AIA – ACUHO-I Sustainability Facilities Committee Member When the annual ACUHO-I Conference and Exposition wrapped up on Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, it concluded four full days of networking and engaging dialogue on what’s happening in residence halls around … Continue reading

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Radford Celebrates 2nd LEED Gold Building in 3 Months

Radford University’s Madison Residence Hall renovation has been awarded LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council! LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a voluntary program that provides verification of environmentally sustainable construction and renovation projects. Madison Hall is … Continue reading

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VMDO Attends 2012 ACUHO-I Conference in Anaheim

Earlier in July, VMDO’s David Oakland, Michele Westrick, and Frances Lengowski accompanied James Madison University’s Director of Residence Life – Maggie Burkhart Evans – to Anaheim, California to present “Wayland Hall – Renovating for Community, Learning, and Sustainable Living” at … Continue reading

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Former JMU President Praises Wayland Hall Renovation

In this video (beginning at 3:42), former James Madison University president Dr. Linwood H. Rose praises the renovation of Wayland Hall, whose award-winning renovation was designed by VMDO. Dr. Rose states: “We started the year [academic year 2011-2012] with the … Continue reading

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VMDO Providing Residence Hall Design for Georgia Tech

VMDO is excited to begin work on the renovation and new additions for Glenn and Towers Residence Halls at Georgia Tech! Along with Stevens & Wilkinson, we’ll be focusing on a complete renovation of the residence halls that will allow … 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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