News, Awards, and Features

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 […]

Affordable Housing Under Construction at 950 West El Camino Real, Mountain View

Source: SF YIMBY, Palak Japlot Palo Alto-based Alta Housing has topped out for a 100 percent affordable housing project at 950 West El Camino Real, in Mountain View. Photos by SFYIMBY show that construction has topped out, glass installation is underway, and facade installation is being prepped for […]

VMWP has committed to the AIA 2030 Challenge

VMWP has committed to the AIA 2030 Challenge and its goal of Carbon Neutral buildings by the year 2030.  Every day, our work strives to address the climate challenge and shape a better future for our community and our planet.  The crisis is accelerating and […]

All-Electric Affordable Housing is One Step Closer to Reality in San Jose

Affirmed Housing Group just received ministerial approval for 79 units of service-enriched affordable housing and office space at 3090 South Bascom Avenue in San Jose. The proposed building is all-electric with PV panels offsetting most of the tenant load. The 3090 South Bascom team is collaborating […]

Phase 2 of VMWP’s Potrero HOPE Project is Underway

Source: Socketsite The second phase of the approved master plan for redeveloping the 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill, a five-phase plan which aims to eventually rebuild over 600 units of distressed public housing and create an additional 155 affordable homes, along with approximately 800 […]