Category Archives: Community News

“Design Thursday” Learning Environments Speakers Series (with Video)

VMDO hosts a series of weekly in-house knowledge-sharing presentations called “Design Thursday” talks. On October 23, 2014, we kicked off a series of Design Thursday discussions around the topic of Learning Environments. Our dynamic group of panelists included: Dr. Stephen … 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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VMDO Participates in Green Apple Day of Service at Richmond School

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED BD+C On Saturday September 27, VMDO staff and family members headed to Richmond’s Broad Rock Elementary School for a day of service in support of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Apple Day … Continue reading

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VMDO Nominated in Inaugural USGBC Best of Awards!

The United States Green Building Council has released their first Best of Awards! If you or your organization are members of the USGBC, you may log in and vote for your favorites. We have been nominated for two exciting categories: … 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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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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VMDO Presents at 7th Grade Charlottesville Career Fair

This week, architects from VMDO had the pleasure of presenting their design work and more information about the architectural profession to about 2,000 7th grade students from Charlottesville and surrounding counties, as part of Piedmont Virginia Community College’s annual 7th … Continue reading

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2013 Green Apple Day of Service at Buckingham K-5 Schools

On Saturday, September 28th, volunteers from VMDO Architects and Waterstreet Studio joined Buckingham County Primary School Principal Pennie Allen to take part in the USGBC Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple Day of Service! Together, the Green Apple team weeded … Continue reading

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Buford Engineering Design Academy Opens Its Dooors

Students demonstrate use of a 3D printer (courtesy of Charlottesville City Schools) The Buford Engineering Design Academy’s open house and ribbon-cutting was a tremendous success on September 30, 2013! As the first public school to be part of the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Women in Design Series Starts New Season!

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED Green Associate After a year long hiatus, the Charlottesville chapter of Women in Design (WiD) has kicked off a new season of programming with a big bang!  Spearheaded by VMDO associate principal Kim … Continue reading

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