News, Awards, and Features

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 […]

BART, Berkeley discuss zoning at Ashby, North Berkeley BART stations

Source: The Daily Californian, Riley Cooke BART and Berkeley representatives discussed zoning drafts at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations and community concerns during a community workshop Saturday. According to city principal planner Alisha Shen, the drafts for the two stations respond to California AB 2923, […]

Living Building Challenge, a case study of 180 Jones

As an extension to VMWP’s commitment to the AIA 2030 Challenge and to echo the goals and action items in our most recent Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), VMWP’s staff is busy getting their feet in the field, seeing what it takes to participate in the […]

Wayzata council approves new design standards

Source: Sun Newspapers, Jason Jenkins The Wayzata City Council voted June 1 to approve new design standards aimed at implementing guidance laid out in the 2040 Wayzata Comprehensive Plan, which was finalized last year. The resolution recommended by the Planning Commission, zoning study task force and city […]

Allison Village breaks ground for foster teens and veterans in Arvada, Colorado

Milender White breaks ground on an Arvada residential community that promises to change lives June 3, 2021, Denver, Colorado Source: Milender White Starting today, teens aging out of the foster care system can envision a difference in their lives, their futures and their housing opportunities. Milender White (MW) broke ground […]

VMWP is 2021 Gold Nugget Merit Award winner, Best Affordable Senior Housing Community

Judges for the 2021 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 […]

Montbello FreshLo, the long-awaited grocery store/affordable housing project, just took a big leap toward funding

Source: Denverite, Desiree Mathurin “I like to say we’re an example of a community who said they were tired of waiting to be rescued, so we’ll rescue ourselves. We’re passionate about Montbello, and it’s important for folks to know we built this.” The neighborhood group behind the […]

Join VMWP at the EPRI Building to Zero Conference

Join VMWP at the Electric Power Research Institute's Electrification 2021 Virtual Forum Series, Real Solutions for a Net-Zero World:  Building to Zero Conference where Michael Kloefkorn from VMWP's San Francisco office and Andrew Faulkner from VMWP's Minneapolis office will be providing their expertise on how […]

Balboa Reservoir was part of VMWP’s inception

In April 1989, before VMWP was founded, Tim Van Meter and Rick Williams competed and won the design competition for the City College of San Francisco, redesigning the use of the disputed Balboa Reservoir parking lot. This 32-year-old winning masterplan featured a plaza connecting the […]

Balboa Reservoir has been awarded the 2021 APA Urban Design Award of Excellence

Balboa Reservoir Design Standards and Guidelines has been awarded the APA Northern California Chapter Urban Design Award of Excellence. It has been an honor to team with PYATOK architecture + urban design and GLS Landscape | Architecture helping to deliver 1,100 homes to a City-owned parking […]
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