News, Awards, and Features

Luna Vista to be honored with a Structures Affordable Housing Award

We are pleased to announce that Alta Housing's Luna Vista Apartments is the Structures Award winner in the Affordable Housing category from Silicon Valley Business Journal this year. Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Award recognizes the best projects, deals and leases in Silicon Valley. Luna Vista | […]

San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines has won the American Planning Association California Chapter Award of Excellence for Urban Design

Amazing news for the San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines team as the project has won the American Planning Association California Chapter Award of Excellence for Urban Design. The APA California Awards Program provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the great planning work occurring throughout […]

Community Feature: SFNOMA Project Pipeline

COMMUNITY FEATURE: Did you know that SF NOMA is offering The Project Pipeline Architecture Summer Camp is camp for youth age 11–14 students to learn STEAM skills (Science Technology Engineering Architecture and Math)? The camp is designed to expose youth to the built environment and […]

Luna Vista: engineering solutions for a more inclusive community

Source: Building Design + Construction BY APA and THE ENGINEERED WOOD ASSOCIATION  Affordable housing complex uses engineered wood to keep construction costs low, tackle a public predicament and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community. The Luna Vista complex expands affordable housing options for the residents […]

Architizer, VMWP is a great place to work to “help communities thrive”

Source: Architizer Want To Help Communities Thrive? Apply to Firms That Specialize in Urban Infill Projects Urban infill projects are breathing new life into long-neglected and under-utilized neighborhoods. Browse the Architizer Jobs Board and apply for architecture and design positions at some of the world's best firms. Click here to […]

SF YIMBY- Permanently affordable housing breaks ground at 180 Jones Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco

Source: SF YIMBY BY: PALAK JAPLOT Mayor London N. Breed, representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and local community leaders recently celebrated the groundbreaking for an affordable housing project at 180 Jones Street in Tenderloin, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the development of 70 […]

180 Jones celebrates groundbreaking permanently affordable homes for the unhoused

Forthcoming 100% affordable housing development will provide 70 new homes for low-income and previously unhoused residents Source: SFMAYOR.ORG San Francisco, CA — Today, Mayor London N. Breed and representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and local community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of 180 Jones, […]

Vivalon and Eden Housing Healthy Aging Campus breaks ground on affordable housing and services to Marin seniors

Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice and San Rafael Mayor Kate Colin to Offer Remarks Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus Will Be The First Car-Free Community in San Rafael Source: Eden Housing [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.vmwp.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/Vivalon-groundbreaking-1.mp4"][/video] WHAT: Vivalon, a San Rafael-based nonprofit that advances independence, health, and quality of life for […]

Developmentally disabled disproportionately impacted by housing crisis

By: Elizabeth Ruiz Source: Denver 7 Luna Vista in Silicon Valley, California, is an affordable housing complex that is offering a unique solution to an issue many communities face. The complex was built during the pandemic. Randy Tsuda is Alta Housing's CEO. "We provide affordable housing for a wide range of folks […]

Artist Feature: Linda Gass – Art about Water, Land Use and Climate Change

  We have had the honor of collaborating with artist Linda Gass on the two story, art glass wall at Affirmed Housing's affordable housing project, Vitalia Apartments currently under construction in San Jose. The glass panels illustrate the evolution of Los Gatos Creek telling the story […]

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