News, Awards, Features, and Lessons Learned

Moving on up: 2023 VMWP Promotions

Please join us in celebrating our newly promoted colleagues at Van Meter Williams Pollack. With their leadership and dedication to VMWP’s mission, our work has been enriched, our practice has grown, and the connections to the communities we serve has deepened. We are grateful for […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Gwinnett Place Mall as a top suburban project to watch in 2023

Gwinnett Place Mall, other suburban projects are top stories to watch in 2023 Source and full article: Atlantic Business Chronicle By Tyler Wilkins  –  Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle Published: Dec 27, 2022 [caption id="attachment_10224" align="alignnone" width="750"] One rendering of a reimagined Gwinnett Place Mall site created by Gwinnett Place CID through the […]

BART seeks feedback on accessibility for housing developments at Berkeley, El Cerrito stations

[caption id="attachment_10201" align="alignnone" width="720"] Source: FOX 2 KTVU[/caption] EL CERRITO, Calif. - BART is seeking public feedback through Jan. 8 on the draft corridor access plan for the planned housing developments at three stations in Berkeley and El Cerrito. The online open house is the third and […]

Lessons Learned: The Mock Up

Lessons Learned: The Mock Up The Vitalia Apartments team was reminded of the value of the onsite freestanding mock-up. VMWP and RHD were present to watch the installation of the rough opening waterproofing by Cahill. A particular thank you goes to RDH Building Science, Inc who reviewed […]

Project Feature: Celebrating San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines

VMWP worked with the City of San José to combine three separate documents for residential, commercial, and industrial design standards and guidelines into one user-friendly interactive resource. The document will shape San José's development for the next 30 years, including commercial, industrial, and residential building […]

Bell Street Gardens’ new funding gap

Source: The Mercury News New funding gap found in Fremont affordable housing project Homelessness has increased in Fremont by 68% since 2019 By MARTHA BRENNAN | mbrennan@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 23, 2022 at 5:49 p.m. | UPDATED: November 28, 2022 at 4:50 a.m. FREMONT – The city of Fremont has opened up its […]

San José Citywide Standards and Guidelines is a “Model for the State”

Creating Citywide Development Standards Because the San José Citywide Standards and Guidelines creates standards for residential, commercial, and industrial uses for the entire city, Van Meter Williams Pollack had to test all proposed standards for each of use using building prototypes.  With the help of the team, […]

Lessons Learned: Pro Bono Work

Lessons Learned: Pro Bono Work Providing high-quality design services to community organizations in need is an important contribution that we can make as mission-oriented architects in San Francisco. However, design of even the smallest of spaces can have their challenges because of how impactful these places […]

VMWP is featured in Archinect’s weekly hiring round-up

Archinect recently featured Van Meter Williams Pollack’s job listing in Archinect's weekly job round-up highlighting employment opportunities in Colorado. Full post: Archinect's weekly job round-up Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning multi-disciplinary architecture and urban design firm with offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Minneapolis. We are […]

Luna Vista has received the Structures Award for affordable housing

Mountain View's Luna Vista Apartments are the Business Journal's Structures Awards winner for affordable rate residential project. Source: SVBJ By Danny King – Contributor Sep 27, 2022 Updated Sep 27, 2022, 8:55am PDT Editor’s note: Each year, the Silicon Valley Business Journal presents its Structures Awards, which honor the […]

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