Posted on: January 26, 2020
Congratulations to Laura Shagalov on becoming an Associate Principal, and Pamela Goode and Andrew Faulkner on becoming Associates at VMWP!
As we begin a new year, we are excited to recognize the contributions of our dedicated staff, and their role in the next 30 years of Van Meter Williams Pollack!
Laura Shagalov, Associate Principal, leads VMWP’s new Minneapolis office which opened in 2019. Current projects at the Minnesota office include: feasibility studies for multi-family modular construction, a 30-acre master planning study, and the CNU Legacy Project for the Chicago-Lake mobility hub. Laura’s Bay Area projects include affordable multi-family, mixed-use, and rehabilitation projects, where Laura works with a wide variety of client and resident needs to create beautiful, healthy, energy-efficient, and accessible living environments. Prior to joining VMWP, Laura worked with a community design studio in coastal Mississippi and contributed professionally to research studies on affordable and energy-efficient housing, as well as temporary disaster housing. Outside of work, Laura is committed to serving her community and has volunteer experience in working with refugees, new immigrants and international students on language and cultural skills.
Pam Goode, Associate, has recently completed Eagle Park, an affordable multi-family housing project for formerly homeless veterans in Mountain View and is soon to finish a similar project in Colma. She has designed affordable senior housing in Marin and is currently working on several affordable family housing projects throughout the Bay Area. Pam has focused on sustainability and building science in her designs and has integrated greywater, advanced framing, passive solar, strawbale building, and many other sustainable building practices in her work. Pam has called San Francisco home for almost 30 years and enjoys spending time with family and the great outdoors. When not at work, you will find her running, hiking or cooking with family and friends.
Andrew Faulkner, Associate, has contributed project management and design expertise to VMWP’s architecture and urban design projects. Most recently, he has collaborated on the Balboa Reservoir Development Standards and Guidelines and oversaw the construction of Hana Gardens senior housing for Eden Housing, which was recently honored with the 2019 California Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. In addition to his work at VMWP, Andrew has advocated for environmental justice and the removal of urban freeways through leadership of the City To River and ConnectOakland advocacy groups, and was an adjunct professor in architecture and urban design at Washington University in St. Louis. He enjoys bicycling, backparking, and woodworking and has been known to sew his own outdoors gear and create toys for his nephews and nieces.
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