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Community Feature: Children’s Council of San Francisco is celebrating 50 years

COMMUNITY FEATURE: Today we recognize the Children’s Council of San Francisco is celebrating 50 years of advocating for quality early care and education, empowering families with information and financial support, and building the capabilities of educators, to ensure that every child in San Francisco has […]

SAP Feature: VMWP Sustainabilty Action Plan 2.0

In preparation for today, Earth Day 2024, VMWP has been reflecting on its sustainability goals and successes these past three decades, including our progress since signing on to AIA'a 2030 Commitment. From that, our team has updated our Sustainability Action Plan and are sharing it […]

SAP Feature: 2023 DDX Summary

For three decades, Van Meter Williams Pollack has understood the responsibility we have as architects to design for a healthier future and has implemented trusted sustainable practices throughout our projects. Being a 57-person firm, many individuals have taken time to earn professional credentials in sustainability […]

Community Feature: Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA)

COMMUNITY  FEATURE: The Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA) Knowledge Community connects designers, students and newly licensed architects for networking, volunteer opportunities and social events. BAYA events are open to everyone engaged in the AEC industry. They welcome all non-licensed professionals and architects that have been […]

Community Feature: EAH Housing

COMMUNITY FEATURE: EAH Housing was formed in response to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the riots following his murder, and the 1967 Kerner Report which articulated that violence and poverty arose from lack of jobs, education, and housing. In 1968, a group of […]

SAP Feature: 2022 AIA Summary Data Report 

SAP Feature: 2030 By the Numbers: 2022 AIA Summary Data Report The AIA 2030 Commitment just released the 2030 By the Numbers: AIA Summary Data Report for the 2022 year. The overall numbers of the impact of the 2030 Commitment are inspiring. We encourage you to […]

Community Feature: Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo

COMMUNITY FEATURE: Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County (HLC) works to preserve and expand the range and supply of adequate, accessible, and affordable housing for residents and workers of San Mateo County. They organize to ensure everyone who works, lives, or grows in San […]

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 […]

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