News, Awards, and Features

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 […]

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 […]

ILFI Announces New Affordable Housing Pilot Project: 180 Jones

Source: trim lab VMWP is honored to be included in the International Living Future Institute Affordable Housing Pilot Program. 180 Jones, along with an exceptional cohort of affordable housing projects, signed up to pursue the Living Building Challenge, Core Green Building, Materials Petal, Zero Carbon, or Zero Energy Certifications, […]

Denver Passes 8315 E. Colfax Ave. Making Way for Affordable Housing

Denver passes $15 million project to turn former East Colfax strip club into affordable housing Source: The Denver Gazette Date: March 1,  2021 The Denver City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night allocating $15 million for the development of a new affordable housing project in the East […]

Congratulations Jamilla Afandi, a Winner of the #EQxD2020 Challenge Scholarship

Congratulations Jamilla Afandi, a winner of the #EQxD2020 Challenge Scholarship advocating for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. "My experience living in the housing projects shaped my understanding of the inequities within design and the built environment. For this reason, I chose to pursue architecture as a […]

Palo Alto Teacher Housing Project is One Step Closer to Reality

The project on 231 Grant Avenue includes 110 units for teachers in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties Source: www.mercurynews.com By ALDO TOLEDO | atoledo@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 8, 2021 at 7:49 p.m. | UPDATED: February 9, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. PALO ALTO — A teacher housing project in the heart of […]

231 Grant Avenue, Teacher Housing Plan Moves Ahead in Palo Alto

Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto Santa Clara County's proposed 110-apartment complex heads to City Council Monday night Source: Palo Alto Online by Gennady Sheyner / Palo Alto Weekly Uploaded: Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 9:37 am Santa Clara County's proposed development would provide 110 apartments for teachers and school district […]
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