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We believe quality and enduring design can transform a place and elevate the human experience.
Virtual reality has incredible potential to engage clients and communicate the experiential qualities of spaces before they are built. To test VR as a tool for collaboration, VMDO hosted a workshop focused on the design of UVA’s Student Health and Wellness Center – an interdisciplinary health facility emphasizing wellness and preventive healthcare, opening in 2021. Led by architect Lauren Shirley, this is the story of a full-day workshop exploring the power of VR within VMDO's collaborative design process.Read More
VMDO founder Robert Vickery passed way on August 10, 2019, surrounded by friends and family. Bob was a prolific writer, mentor to hundreds of architecture students, and consummate practitioner who started VMDO in 1976.Read More
Discovery Elementary School is the first school to receive the USGBC's LEED Zero Energy certification, the first recipient of the USGBC National Capital Region’s Net Zero Award, and is the only building in the NCR to date to demonstrate a net-positive energy balance.Read More
What exactly does it mean to live and learn “beyond boundaries”? Virginia Tech's Creativity + Innovation District brings together the arts, engineering, science, and design fields to encourage residents to collaborate in uncommon ways that blur boundaries and disciplines.Read More