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Safety is on everyone's minds as we begin to re-enter the public realm. This week, we check in with Tracy Steward at CMTA, a frequent VMDO collaborator, to better understand how to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the built environment. A principal, mechanical engineer, and champion of health and wellness at CMTA, Tracy helped oversee the MEP design of Western Kentucky University's Ogden College Hall, which became the nation's first WELL certified university lab building in February 2020. Tracy shares five things that every project can do to reduce transmission and increase occupant health.Read More
A teaching tool for the climate action generation, Discovery Elementary School was selected from more than 3,000 entries as an honorable mention in both the Education and Spaces, Places, and Cities categories in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas program.Read More
UVA's new softball stadium opened with enthusiasm in anticipation of a new era for Virginia Softball. “It's transformational for our softball program,” said Carla Williams, UVA's Director of Athletics. Even though COVID-19 put the 2020 season in the record books, we are excited to cheer on the team again at the park in 2021.Read More
Logic would follow that public architecture is at its best when the public can inhabit and commune in its spaces, and not during a pandemic. Yet it is precisely during these moments when we realize the essential need for accessible spaces that nourish our physical and mental health.Read More