Lubber Run Community Center wins AIA National Design Award

Lubber Run Community Center wins AIA National Design Award

03.27.23

The AIA National Design Awards honor the best in contemporary architecture, with a selection of projects that push the envelope of design thinking and redefine placemaking.

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UVA Student Health and Wellness Center wins ACUI Award

UVA Student Health and Wellness Center wins ACUI Award

03.27.23

The award recognizes the design of student-centered facilities that support cross-campus connections and student livelihood, on behalf of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).

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Enhancing Design Through Environmental Graphics

Enhancing Design Through Environmental Graphics

02.06.23

In this roundtable discussion, VMDO Marketing Specialist, Athena Hanny, sits down with some of the big thinkers behind Environmental Graphic Design: VMDO Principal, Rob Winstead, and Iconograph's founder, Brittney Butler, and Project Manager, Rush Otis. Together, they discuss over 15 years of collaboration that underscores the importance of EGD, and how the service can provide highly affordable options that bring long-term value to educational communities.

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In Conversation: The Virginia Film Festival Roundtable

In Conversation: The Virginia Film Festival Roundtable

12.19.22

Earlier this month, VMDO Marketing Specialist, Michael R. Deitz, sat down with two key organizers of the 35th Virginia Film Festival, for which VMDO acted as a local Charlottesville sponsor. Assistant Director of UVA Arts Development, Lizzy Ramey, and VAFF Senior Programmer, Ilya Tovbis, spoke about their roles in festival curation, the relationship between the cinema and community, and the socio-cultural importance of local arts venues like ones Charlottesville has to offer. Check out the video of the roundtable conversation and for some upcoming 2023 film recommendations for the new year.

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Recapping the 2022 Virginia Film Festival: The Cinema and its Community

Recapping the 2022 Virginia Film Festival: The Cinema and its Community

11.08.22

Last week, the 35th annual Virginia Film Festival (VAFF) took over Charlottesville for five days of special events and screenings across the city’s collection of local theaters, with VMDO contributing as a local sponsor for the arts. A program of the University of Virginia, the VAFF brings together artists and cinephiles from across the globe to partake in an impressive lineup of festival darlings and groundbreaking indies in the early heat of the 2022-23 awards season. Marketing's Michael Deitz muses on the integrated relationship between cinema and community, and the ongoing importance of supporting "our most empathetic art form."

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