Crozet Elementary School Receives the 2020 AIA Test of Time Award09.21.20
VMDO's Crozet Elementary School is the recipient of the 2020 Test of Time Award from AIA Virginia – an honor that recognizes this humble and transformational public elementary school for its “architectural design of enduring significance” thirty years after its completion.
"Design Should Educate and Uplift": Rob Winstead in ArchDaily on Social Justice and Building Sustainable Futures07.09.20
Shaping the future begins with education. For VMDO Principal Rob Winstead, learning spaces go hand in hand with sustainability. As a nationally-recognized expert in education, Winstead is an advocate for blending thoughtful design with high performance goals. In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Winstead talks about his personal background and experiences, as well as his role in shaping how VMDO approaches sustainability, education and social justice.
Students Lead Design-Build Efforts at Virginia Tech CID LLC07.01.20
Students are playing a hands-on role in the development of several key areas in Virginia Tech's new Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community (CID LLC). With VMDO and other university partners, students are helping design the very spaces where they’ll learn, live, and connect as part of the CID LLC.
Strategies for Reducing Risk of COVID-19 in Schools06.17.20
School districts across the country are facing the difficult task of determining if and when K-12 schools will reopen. In an effort to support the health, safety, and well-being of students, the AIA has released 3D models designed by VMDO as well as evidence-based strategies that can assist schools with re-opening.
Discovery Elementary School Named A World Changing Idea by Fast Company04.28.20
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.