VMDO’s Director of Sustainability + Equity Michelle Amt is Elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows

VMDO’s Director of Sustainability + Equity Michelle Amt is Elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows

06.13.24

The AIA Honorary Fellowship program recognizes international architects for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society on an international level. New fellows were honored at the AIA Awards Gala, June 7, 2024, at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Director of Sustainability + Equity Michelle Amt was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows, an honor awarded to architects who have made significant contributions to the profession. Fewer than three percent of the architecture profession achieve AIA Fellowship.

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VMDO Received Five National Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

VMDO Received Five National Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

06.12.24

The 2024 AIA National Awards were announced last week at the Annual AIA24 Conference Awards Gala and VMDO was honored to receive five national awards that showcase excellence in architectural design and practice. Thurston Residence Hall (The George Washington University) has won three awards: AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top 10 Award for the highest level of achievement in sustainable design, AIA National Architecture Award, AIA National Housing Award. Alice West Fleet Elementary School (Arlington Public Schools, Virginia) was a recipient of an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top 10 Award and Cardinal Elementary School (Arlington Public Schools, Virginia) was awarded an Education Facility Design award, sponsored by the Committee on Architecture for Education.

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VMDO Wins 2023 Livable Building Award

VMDO Wins 2023 Livable Building Award

12.21.23

VMDO is pleased to announce that James Madison University’s Paul Jennings Hall has won the 2023 Livable Buildings Award. The juried award, administered by the University of California Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE), is given annually to the single project that best exemplifies design, sustainability, and occupant satisfaction as measured through CBE’s industry-leading post-occupancy survey. Jennings Hall is the third VMDO project that has achieved this honor in the past four years. Our previous winners include Discovery Elementary School (2021) and Bluestone Elementary School (2019). This year also marks a milestone for both the VMDO and the program as Jennings Hall is the first residential project—of any kind—to achieve the award.

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36th Virginia Film Festival

36th Virginia Film Festival

10.17.23

Each year, VMDO acts as a local sponsor for the Virginia Film Festival, a series of screenings, guest speakers, and special events that brings some of the best of this year's films directly to Charlottesville. In this roundtable conversation, Assistant Director of UVA Arts Development, Lizzy Ramey, VAFF Senior Programmer, Ilya Tovbis, and VAFF Outreach and Promotions Consultant, Ty Cooper, speak about the importance of the festival to local Virginia communities and some of the exciting highlights of this year's lineup.

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Advancing Students In Our Communities Through Career-Focused Learning

Advancing Students In Our Communities Through Career-Focused Learning

04.10.23

Rather than letting students slip through the cracks, our clients are discovering that they need to offer more non-traditional learning opportunities that will provide their students with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive after graduation. They are focusing on the student as a whole person—considering their mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being—as well as designing student-centered learning opportunities for all.

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