News, Awards, and Features

VMWP is 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner

Judges for the 2020 Gold Nugget Awards have named Van Meter Williams Pollack as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. VMWP earned its Merit honors for […]

Hana Gardens Receives Governor’s Historic Preservation Award

Established in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California.  The Hana Gardens Team is […]

VMWP is a Finalist in C40’s Reinventing Cities Competition

Van Meter Williams Pollack has been shortlisted to proceed to final phase of the Reinventing Cities Competition, for Hallidie Plaza in San Francisco. Last week we announced the 82 teams of architects, urban planners, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and neighbourhood collectives that will compete in the final […]

VMWP’s Elaine Uang to Receive an ATHENA Award

Elaine Uang will be honored with an ATHENA award for her contributions in the Palo Alto community. The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce recognizes Ms. Uang as a role model in the architectural field and acknowledges her exceptional dedication to serve the community. “The ATHENA Award […]

VMWP Among Best for Colorado 2018 Honorees

The "Best for Colorado Honoree” is an award given by the non-profit company B Lab in recognition of VMWP meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. VMWP received a score of 106.9 and was boosted into the top percentile by the work we […]

St Joseph’s Wins CNU Charter Award

Van Meter Williams Pollack won a CNU Charter Award for the redevelopment of the landmark former St. Joseph’s convent in Oakland, California into affordable housing. Says CNU, "The unique character of St. Joseph’s provides a strong sense of place in Fruitvale, Oakland. Five historic buildings, dramatic trees, and […]

Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF Wins Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Award

VMWP and GLS's Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF project just won a Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Merit Award. Read More on asla-ncc.org Rebuild Potrero is a 38-acre redevelopment site on the steep south facing slope of Potrero Hill. 606 units of aging federally owned public housing will be replaced […]

Grand Opening of Arboleda Apartments

The grand opening of Arboleda Apartments, which provides 48 affordable homes to low-income families and people with special needs, will be held May 14 at 10:30am. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is the Project Developer. The homes are a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments […]

A better plan for the other side of the tracks…

Our Congress for the New Urbanism inaugural Legacy Charrettes was just featured on BetterCities.net. Click on the image to check out our work to build on Garland's downtown investments. http://bettercities.net/article/better-plan-other-side-tracks-21564 […]

AIA San Francisco 2014 Honor Award Winner St. Joseph’s Redevelopment

St. Joseph’s Redevelopment has won a 2014 AIA San Francisco Design Honor Award for Historic Preservation. In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates outstanding achievements in architecture and design. BRIDGE Housing is the developer. AIASF will host the 2014 […]
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