Category Archives: VMDO News

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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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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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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Green Apple Day of Service at Discovery Elementary School

By Sara Teaster, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Manager On Wednesday September 23rd, VMDO staff traveled to the newly opened Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA to participate in the annual Green Apple Day of Service, sponsored by the USGBC’s Center … Continue reading

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Being There: Opening Day at Discovery Elementary School

By Alissa Tucker, Intern Architect On Tuesday, September 8th, a few VMDO’ers had the pleasure of visiting Discovery on its opening day. I wanted to share how special it was to see the students enjoying their new school. It was … Continue reading

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Checking-in with Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Design Guidelines

“The environments in which we live affect not just our behaviors, but our lifelong attitudes about things like healthy eating and active lifestyles.”   – Matt Trowbridge, UVA Professor & USGBC Research Fellow in Fast Company In the case of schools, architects … Continue reading

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David Conrath & Doug Gehley Collaborate on Healthy Lighting Design

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming David Conrath from Anthrospheres to VMDO for a discussion on “Wellness and Circadian Design.” David shared ways that we as designers can tune lighting systems to support natural circadian cues related to productivity, … 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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