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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 […]

Project Feature: Allison Village in Milender White’s newsletter

Allison Village in Arvada, Colorado is featured in Milender White's newsletter Allison Village is an existing 37-unit apartment community constructed in 1980, sitting on a parcel of approximately 2 acres at 5352 Allison Street, Arvada. The site is a half-mile from the Olde Town Arvada commuter […]

Project Feature: 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: Elitsa Shepherd and Elaine Uang present “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 […]

SAP 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" […]

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