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SAP Feature: Energize Denver

By: Chelsea Clark Denver is initiating a new performance driven energy code called Energize Denver starting this October 2023. Energize Denver will require existing buildings, over 25,000 SF, to meet incremental Site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) benchmarks - 2024, 2027, 2030 - then maintain the 2030 […]

Staff Feature: Meghan Kress, CU Denver, and designing for Scientists in Antarctica

Meghan Kress, Master of Architecture (M.Arch) student and VMWP summer intern, is part of the CU Denver team that completed the on-campus design build for a utility space and research lab for use by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fishery scientists in Antarctica. Meghan […]

SAP Feature: Michael Kloefkorn presenting “Best Practices for Red List Free Affordable Housing” at ILFI

Join Michael Kloefkorn and many other speakers on June 20th and 21st for International Living Future Institute's Annual (VIRTUAL) Affordable Housing Summit as ILF discusses how to move from practice to policy. With Ryan Johnson of Healthy Building Network and Susan Puri of International Living […]

Project Feature: The Mock Up

Project Feature: 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 […]

Project Feature: 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, […]

Staff Feature: Stephen Ellis – 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 will be for those […]

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 […]

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 […]

Community Feature: The Academy of Art University Ethics and Leadership Panel

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco (AAU) hosts a regular Ethics and Leadership panel aimed at inspiring the next generation of architects on various topics. The most recent panel was focused on what it's like to work in Affordable Housing and how that […]

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