Building Places Worthy of Attention

Enhancing community life is the reason why we’re here. We hope it’s why you are, too. Exceeding our clients’ expectations is not just a goal, it’s our pleasure. Recognition for our commitment to innovative design is just icing on the cake.

VMWP projects have been awarded the following honors:

Fire Clay Lofts
ULI - Colorado
Winner - Impact Award Infill Category

St. Joseph's Redevelopment Phase I
Urban Land Institute
Finalist - Global Awards of Excellence

Potrero HOPE SF Master Plan
Gold Nugget
Award of Merit - On the Boards Site Plan

St. Joseph's Redevelopment Phase I
Gold Nugget
Award of Merit - Adaptive Re-Use

St. Joseph's Redevelopment Phase I
Gold Nugget
Award of Merit -
Best Seniors Housing Community-Affordable

St. Joseph's Redevelopment Phase I
Gold Nugget
Award of Merit -
Multi-Generational Concepts-Detached Housing

Valencia Gardens Waipahu Neighborhood TOD
APA - Hawaii Chapter
Best Practices for Sustainability Award

Valencia GardensSchlage Lock
San Francisco Business Times
Winner - Best Land Deal Award

Valencia GardensRail Yard Lofts
Multi-Housing News Design Award
Winner - Adaptive Reuse

Rail Yard Lofts Rail Yard Lofts
AIACO Young Architect’s Award - Built Architecture

Jennings Avenue Family ApartmentsJennings Avenue Family Apartments
Gold Nugget

Complete List of Awards

2012 San Francisco Business Times
Finalist - Business Deal of the Year Award - Affordable Residential
St. Joseph's Redevelopment Phase I

2010 ULI - Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Award
Winner - Models of Excellence
Fire Clay Lofts

2010 APA - Northern California Chapter
Winner Planning Achievement Award - Hard Won Victories
Schlage Lock

2009 APA - Hawaii Chapter
Best Practices for Sustainability Award
Waipahu Neighorhood TOD

2009 Walnut Creek Action for Beauty Council
Sustainable Design Award
Villa Vasconcellos

2009 San Francisco Business Times
Finalist Best Affordable Residential Award
Villa Vasconcellos


2009 San Francisco Business Times
Winner Best Land Deal Award
Schlage Lock

2009 HOW Magazine's 10th Annual Interactive Design Awards
VMWP Website

2008 AIA  Colorado Young Architect's Awards
Built Architecture
Railyard Lofts 

2008 AIA / HUD Housing Secretery's Award
Creating Community Connection
Valencia Gardens

2008 Multi-Housing News Design Awards
Winner - Adaptive Reuse
Railyard Lofts

2008 Gold Nugget
Award of Merit - Affordable Housing
Jennings Avenue Family Apartments

2008 Charles L Edson Award / Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
Honorable Mention
West Rivertown Phase II (map)

2008 Gold Nugget
Award of Merit - Low Rise
Jennings Avenue Family Apartments

2008 National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
Winner - Home Excellence Award
Villa Vasconcellos

2007 SF Business Times - Real Estate Deals of the Year
Winner - Affordable Housing
Valencia Gardens

2007 SF Business Times - Real Estate Deals of the Year
Finalist - Community Impact
Valencia Gardens

2007 Gold Nugget
Merit Award - Best Affordable Project
Valencia Gardens

2007 AIA  San Francisco
Special Commendation Award
Valencia Gardens

2007 CRA - California Redevelopment Agency
Award of Excellence - Community Revitalization
Bella Monte

2007 CRA - California Redevelopment Agency
Award of Excellence
Bella Monte

2006 AIA Colorado
Architect's Choice Awards
Railyard Lofts

2006 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Ebbies
Finalist
Valencia Gardens

2006 ULI - Urban Land Institute
Award for Excellence
Belmar 

2006 APA - California Chapter
Planning Implementation Award
Mountainview Rowhouse Guidelines

2006 APA - Northern California Chapter
Outstanding Planning Award
Mountainview Rowhouse Guidelines

2006 Affordable Housing Finance Magazine
Best Senior Housing Development
Fremont Oak Gardens 

2005 ULI - Urban Land Institute
Finalist - Award for Excellence
Belmar 

2005 CNU - Congress for a New Urbanism
Charter Award
Belmar 

2005 EPA - National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
Winner
Belmar

2005 Helen Putnam Award
Award for Excellence - Housing Programs & Innovations
Fremont Oak Gardens 

2005 BSA - Boston Society of Architects
First Prize
Westwood Square

2004 CRA - California Redevelopment Agency
Award of Excellence - Single Family Residence
Bella Monte Urban Apartments

2004 San Jose Business Times
Best Affordable Housing Development
Nueva Vista Family Apartments

2004 CRA - California Redevelopment Agency
Award of Excellence
Adams Avenue 

2003 CNU - Congress for a New Urbanism
Award of Excellence
ABAG Smart Growth/Regional Livability Footprint Project

2002 San Francisco Business Times
Best Residential Development
Piedmont Commons

2002 Small Business Network
Small Business of The Year
Firm

2001 California State Assembly
Recognition for Resource Conservation
Firm 

2001 Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Established Entrepreneur of the Year
Firm

1999 APA - American Planning Association
Excellence in Planning
Fremont Design Guidelines

1999 Oakland Development Council
Citation Awarded
Panelized Pre-Fab Housing

1997 APA - American Planning Association
Excellence in Planning
Sacramento Capitol Area Housing 

1995 Genentech Central Spine Urban Design Competition
First Prize
Genetech 

1993 Oakland Development Council
Citation Awarded
Panelized Pre-Fab Housing 

1992 Mixed Use, Oakland Development Council
Architectural Award 
Piedmont Commons

1992 San Francisco Embarcadero Competition
Published & Exhibited
San Francisco Embarcadero Competition 

1990 Bronx Arts Museum
Affordable Housing Competition - Third Prize 

1990 Affordable Housing Competition
First Prize
Notre Dame Plaza