Design-Thinking with Students as Experts11.16.17
The Discovery Elementary School Seat Design Challenge invited 83 fifth graders to re-imagine the design of furniture to create a novel space in their school. Featuring a host of experts working alongside students and teachers, the maker curriculum covered a 6-month period—from an initial discovery and research phase to a high-intensity 2-week prototyping workshop.
VMDO Principals Reflect on Firm Innovation09.08.17
In an interview with Abode Magazine, VMDO principals Joe Atkins, Joe Celentano, and Wyck Knox discuss VMDO's “three studios, one firm” structure and share what’s currently on the boards.
VMDO Doubles Down on Sustainability09.07.17
VMDO has made a significant commitment to sustainability with the hire of two nationally-recognized experts, Director of Sustainability Michelle Amt, AIA, LEED AP and K12 Studio Leader Rob Winstead AIA, LEED AP BD+C.
Brooks Family YMCA Expresses Mission of Openness08.24.17
Turning the concept of openness into physical reality was a creative delight for the VMDO team who designed Charlottesville's Brooks Family YMCA.
Inaugural VMDO Travel Scholarship Recipient “Takes the Ceiling”06.29.17
Maria Bninski, AIA is the recipient of VMDO’s inaugural traveling scholarship – an annual award that gives promising young designers the opportunity to pursue unique investigations into architectural topics that are of particular interest to them.