Turning Inspiration into Action: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day04.22.20
With the stress and uncertainty of this unprecedented moment, who wants to talk about the urgency of climate change? Yet it is precisely now that Earth Day matters most. Today, for the first time in recent memory, there is global awareness that individual health is almost completely reliant on the health of others. This now visceral understanding of our interconnectedness may be the key to finally changing how we live in order to protect not just our health but that of future generations.
2020 VMDO Leadership Advancements04.17.20
VMDO has announced 2020 leadership promotions, honoring staff contributions which have elevated the firm's professional practice while advancing thought leadership in design, sustainability, client service, and project management.
Palmer Park Opens for UVA Softball04.06.20
The University of Virginia's new softball stadium, Palmer Park, opened with enthusiasm in anticipation of a new era for Virginia Softball. “It's transformational for our softball program,” shared Carla Williams, UVA's Director of Athletics. Even though COVID-19 put the 2020 season in the record books, we are excited to support the team again at the park in 2021.
The Case for Public Space04.03.20
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. As our daily footprint narrows under “stay at home” measures, we can take our appreciation for public spaces and design better sites and structures that provide essential components for community health at a time when we need it the most.
Bluestone Elementary School Named “Most Livable Building” in the U.S.11.18.19
Harrisonburg City Public Schools’ Bluestone Elementary School has received the top Livable Buildings Award from UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE), making it the happiest school in America! Now in its thirteenth year, the Livable Buildings Awards recognize projects that demonstrate high occupant satisfaction, excellent design, and innovative operation strategies.