News, Awards, and Features

VMWP is 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner – Best Affordable Housing Community

Judges for the 2020 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 for […]

Development is Home to Older, Frail Veterans

Source: Housing Finance Posted by Donna Kimura | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Colma Veterans Village delivers 66 housing units plus health care. Colma Veterans Village brings together affordable housing and health services to formerly homeless veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 66-unit property serves as the foundation for […]

Join Us to Discuss Affordable Housing and Early Childhood Education at East Colfax Town Hall

Join Us via Zoom for the 8315 East Colfax Town Hall on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Your voice is valued and important!  Affordable housing and high-quality early childhood education are becoming more difficult to access for families in Denver. The 8315 East Colfax project is creating opportunities for […]

Social Distance Drag Show Brings Queens to LGBTQ Seniors During Coronavirus Pandemic

Source: Datebook Posted by Tony Bravo | Saturday, May 23, 2020 [caption id="attachment_2602829" align="aligncenter" width="646"] Princess Panocha applies make up before she performs in a social distance drag show for queer elders living at Openhouse LGBTQ senior housing in San Francisco.[/caption] Drag queens Mary Vice and Princess Panocha have […]

Elitsa Shepherd Earned Her Passive House Certification

Elitsa Shepherd has earned her Passive House Certification! As a Certified Passive House Designer, Elitsa adds essential knowledge to the VMWP team, further improving VMWP's design to create more comfortable, more resilient and healthier buildings that are optimized for an all-renewable energy grid. Congratulations, Elitsa! To […]

Mayor London Breed Seals Deal for Affordable Housing Near Balboa Park BART

Source: San Francisco Chronicle Posted by J.K. Dineen | Wednesday, April 29, 2020 San Francisco Mayor London Breed has finalized an agreement with the developers of the Balboa Reservoir, a key milestone in winning approvals of a controversial plan that would add 1,100 homes to the 17-acre parking […]

Mississippi Hardware Building Renovation Moves Forward Despite COVID-19 Delays

Mississippi Hardware Renovation Building Moves Forward Despite COVID-19 Delays Source: Mississippi Business Journal Posted by Ted Carter  | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has so far caused only slight delays for a years-long public-private effort to transform high-tech ideas born in Vicksburg for […]

1101 Connecticut Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Congratulations to the 1101 Connecticut team for earning LEED Platinum certification! Responding to the community’s request to create a healthy development, the project features photovoltaic on-site energy generation, solar thermal panels, and a ~22,000 gallon stormwater collection cistern, 100% of the stormwater is infiltrated or collected […]

We Can Do This Together.

At Van Meter Williams Pollack, the health and well-being of our team, clients, and community are paramount to our business and practice. In alignment with protocols issued by the Department of Public Health, we are encouraging all of our employees to work remotely and use […]

Congratulations to Laura Shagalov, Pamela Goode, and Andrew Faulkner

Congratulations to Laura Shagalov on becoming an Associate Principal, and Pamela Goode and Andrew Faulkner on becoming Associates at VMWP! As we begin a new year, we are excited to recognize the contributions of our dedicated staff, and their role in the next 30 years of […]
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