News, Awards, and Features

Planning firm with transit expertise selected to lead Gwinnett Place revitalization

Source: Atlanta Business Journal , Grace Donnelly The years-long dream of transforming the former Gwinnett Place Mall into a modern retail center and transit hub is one step closer to reality. The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District(CID) selected planning firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.(VHB) to lead the […]

Demolition Permits Filed For 12 Structures For Sunnydale HOPE SF, San Francisco

Source: SFYIMBY , Andrew Nelson Birdseye View of Sunnydale development, via VMWP Architects Demolition permits have been filed for twelve buildings along Sunnydale Avenue as part of Blocks One through Four in the Sunnydale HOPE SF redevelopment plan. The Sunnydale community was originally built during World War […]

VMWP is proud be a sponsor of Housing Colorado 2021

VMWP is proud to a sponsor of Housing Colorado this year. Please come visit the VMWP table, join the workshop presented by Michael Kloefkorn, Brett Jacques, Chris Jedd from Denver Housing Authority, and Michael Levinson from Group 14, on "Four Projects, Four Paths to Tax-Credit […]

Balboa Reservoir has won a California Chapter APA California State Merit Award

Balboa Reserve Design Standards and Guidelines has been selected for an Award of Merit for the 2021 Urban Design Award. The Virtual Awards Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021 as part of the 2021 APA California Virtual Conference: Changing Plans; Changing Planning. Actual […]

Staff 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 […]

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 […]

VMWP wins two PCBC Gold Nugget GRAND Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Van Meter Williams Pollack was awarded two Grand Awards at the virtual 2021 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony! Judges for the 2021 Gold Nugget Awards have named Van Meter Williams Pollack as a two-time Grand Award winner […]

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 […]