News, Awards, and Features

Let’s Talk Housing

Join Let's Talk Housing, the 21 communities of San Mateo County, Benjamin Grant formerly of SPUR and Karen Murray of Van Meter Williams Pollack for a conversation on 12/1 about infill housing, design and more. We will discuss how San Mateo County communities can evolve to become even more livable while also becoming more […]

New APA Case Study: Luna Vista at 950 El Camino Real

Source: APA Engineering Solutions for a More Inclusive Community A California nonprofit creatively incorporates engineered wood into a new, affordable housing complex to keep costs low, tackle a public predicament and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community. A housing crunch was mounting in the City of […]

Staff Feature: Residential Units Trilogy

At its core VMWP believes in the “learn one, learn all” philosophy. Our very own Elitsa Shepherd and Elaine Uang led a three-part lunch and learn called the “Residential Units Trilogy” that covered just about everything we needed to know about designing residential units. The […]

Staff Feature: VMWP’s Jeremy Stock has earned Living Future Accreditation

Congratulations to Jeremy Stock on becoming the first member of the VMWP team to earn Living Future Accreditation. LFA is the professional credential that recognizes proficiency in the world’s most ambitious, advanced, and holistic sustainable design standards, and supports VMWP's commitment to Architecture 2030 in pursuit […]

Staff Feature: Tim Van Meter’s Hacienda Hilda

Tim has an adventurous spirit. He has enjoyed part of his year remotely at HildaHaus, a sustainably built, Net-Zero, Carbon Neutral House designed by Tim in the high Colorado Rockies. HildaHaus and the story behind it was featured in Dwell magazine in July 2019. [caption id="attachment_8745" […]

Community Feature: West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center

West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center provides culturally sensitive services to enhance the quality of life of underserved youth, seniors and their families in the community. "The program has been around for over 50 years, offering mentorship and support for youth, seniors, and families in San […]

2020 Affordable Housing Design Charrettes Community Feature: The “Design by Community” Affordable Housing Design Charrettes Program

The “Design by Community” Affordable Housing Design Charrettes Program series began at the 2010 Housing Colorado Annual Conference. Housing Colorado and University of Colorado Denver's College of Architecture and Planning have continued to offer this program on an annual basis, serving communities throughout the state. This […]

Staff Feature: Masoomeh Sharifi Soofiani Serves Her Community

Masoomeh Sharifi Soofiani has been appointed to the Planning Commission by the Richmond City Council this month and will be serving her community for the next two years. "I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the planning commission to help build up an equitable, […]

Project Feature: Veterans Village – How Affordable Housing Can Serve Those That Have Served Us

Veterans Village is an innovative housing model that provides safe, permanent affordable housing coupled with on-site medical care and social services to meet the complex needs of formerly homeless Veterans. Health-focused design principles and an enhanced services model create a restorative environment for residents to […]

Community Feature: Meet the Residents of Colma Veterans Village

Affordable housing Developer Mercy Housing took the time to talk to and memorialize the stories of several new Veterans Village residents at the dedication ceremony. Those interviewed include Mr. Wilson, an aircraft radio operator who followed his older brother in joining the Airforce along with […]