News, Awards, and Features

Hana Gardens Receives Governor’s Historic Preservation Award!

Established in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California.  The Hana Gardens Team is […]

VMWP’s Top Memories of 2019

As the end of the year approaches, we are counting down our 2019 top 10 VMWP memories:   #10 BEST TOUR DAY!   Thanks to Gretchen Till and Andrew Faulkner's excellent organizing, the SF office enjoyed a walking tour of the new Transbay Transit Terminal and surrounding neighborhood, featuring […]

VMWP Invited to Imagine Next Chapter for Twin-Cities’ Transit Center

BRT plans provide chance to take new look at Chicago-Lake Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 06, 2019 6:34:00 AM Community members and a nationally acclaimed design firm [Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP] will be invited to help imagine the next chapter for the Chicago-Lake Transit Center, one […]

Staff Feature: Lauren Daley Connects Architect with Resident at Affordable Housing Project in West Denver

By Lauren Daley "What makes a resident truly happy boils down to how someone makes them feel, not a building, unit, or space, but a positive connection to another person." When I transferred from VMWP’s San Francisco office to VMWP’s Denver office back in 2016, I was […]

Staff Feature: Jeos Oreamuno Reflects on His Military Service During National Veterans Month

Colorado architect, Jeos Oreamuno, reflects on his military service during National Veterans Month Source: AIA Colorado Colorado architect, Jeos Oreamuno, AIA began his career by virtually constructing complete cities within a matter of two weeks. In early 2000, Oreamuno enlisted in the United States Air Force as an engineering […]

Community Feature: CBM, Homeless Shelter in Denver, Colorado

CBM, Homeless Shelter in Denver, Colorado Christ's Body Ministries or CBM is a homeless respite and day shelter in Denver. They provide clothing, food, and supplies to Denver's population in need. "They are an incredible group of people with an exceptional mission" says VMWP's Brett Jacques. […]

VMWP Presents: Designing for New Neighbors

Photo by Sergio Ruiz for SPUR VMWP's very own Karen Murray, Elaine Uang and Linda Li speak on housing for the "missing middle" in San Jose. Inspired by efforts to bolster the “missing middle” in Minneapolis, Oregon and elsewhere, San Jose is considering allowing duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes […]

Colma’s Veterans Village Offers New Life For Homeless Servicemen and Women

Marine Corps veteran James Nelson III was disabled in the Vietnam War and spent much of the last decade living in shelters, motels or the streets until he moved into Veterans Village. (Photos by Christina Gray/Catholic San Francisco) October 21, 2019 Christina Gray Navy veteran Carl Moisoff takes […]

SF’s public housing was crumbling. Is a multibillion-dollar makeover the answer?

J.K. Dineen   In late October, 58-year-old Rodney Randolph will move down the hill from his public housing unit in San Francisco’s once notorious Sunnydale public housing project to a fifth-floor apartment in a new building just completed two blocks away. It’s a five-minute walk from the old […]

Crossing Pointe North Grand Opening

Crossing Pointe North, the affordable senior housing project in Thornton, CO celebrated its grand opening today. The Crossing Pointe North project is unique in its mission to promote a healthy lifestyle to its residents through its design and location adjacent to the Colorado & 104th […]
Scroll Up