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Tim Van Meter

Tim Van Meter, a firm partner and founder, is a leading architect and urban designer whose work has focused on green architecture and sustainable urban design. Tim heads the firm’s Denver office, which he established in 1999. He has led the design team on many […]

Rick Williams

A partner and founder of Van Meter Williams Pollack, Rick Williams is a leader in urban design and transit-oriented development. Rick excels at using his architectural development background--understanding building types and the architectural realm--to inform urban design projects. The scale of his work ranges from […]

Fred Pollack

As a partner and founder of Van Meter Williams Pollack, Fred for over two decades has worked at the forefront of mixed-use pedestrian and transit-oriented planning and urban design. His focus as a leader in green and sustainable architecture has been designing urban infill on […]

Karen Murray

As a partner at Van Meter Williams Pollack, Karen provides firmwide leadership and direction for projects ranging in scale from the neighborhood to the individual building. Her unique blend of architecture and urban design skills allows her to act as a bridge between the two […]

Benjamin Chuaqui

Licensed in California. Since joining VMWP in 2002, Benjamin has managed the design and construction of multiple housing types and sizes. These projects include affordable as well as market rate housing, ranging in size from 19 to 116 units, a  convent (which is LEED Gold) as […]

Brett Jacques

Licenced in Colorado. Brett received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona where his education consisted of a strong balance of the theoretical and technical aspects of architecture. In his fourth year at Pomona, Brett took his studies abroad to Florence, […]

Laura Shagalov

Licensed in MN, CA, and WI. Laura leads VMWP's new Minneapolis office which opened in 2019. Projects in the Minneapolis office have included feasibility studies for multifamily modular construction, concept design for hybrid live/work apartments, City design standards, urban design consulting on a corridor study […]

Michael Kloefkorn

Licenced in CO. As one of the Associate Principals at VMWP, Mr. Kloefkorn brings a mixture of experience in California, Colorado and Australia including furniture, interior design, commercial/retail, mixed-use, residential, multi-family residential, adaptive reuse and construction. He joined VMWP in 1998 and relocated to Colorado in […]

Elitsa Shepherd

Licensed in CA. A Bulgarian native, Elitsa moved to the United States during her late teens. After living in Las Vegas for 7 years and having had enough of the desert sun and pompous architecture, she relocated to San Francisco. Elitsa has always been an architecture […]

Andrew Faulkner

Andrew has contributed design and project management experience across urban design and architecture projects at VMWP for over half a decade. He has contributed subject matter expertise to the Balboa Reservoir Development Standards and Guidelines and oversaw the construction of Hana Gardens senior housing for […]

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