News, Awards, and Features

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 […]

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 […]

Community Feature: West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center

West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center provides culturally sensitive services to enhance the quality of life of underserved youth, seniors and their families in the community. "The program has been around for over 50 years, offering mentorship and support for youth, seniors, and families in San […]

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 […]