Stand with Students: Take Action to Support the Youth Climate Strike on September 20

Stand with Students: Take Action to Support the Youth Climate Strike on September 20

09.09.19

On September 20, young people around the world will strike to demand immediate and transformative climate action. For the first time, they are asking for adults to join them. VMDO is answering that call for solidarity by participating in the Youth Climate Strike and we encourage our fellow design professionals, community members, and families to do the same.

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Expanding Our Practice: VMDO Opens DC Metro Office

Expanding Our Practice: VMDO Opens DC Metro Office

08.28.19

VMDO’s expansion into the DC Metro region allows us to better support our clients, lead the net-zero energy revolution, and make a difference through design.

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VMDO Becomes 1st JUST Certified Firm in Virginia

VMDO Becomes 1st JUST Certified Firm in Virginia

08.23.19

The JUST Label offers a framework for building firm-wide accountability and engaging staff in an ongoing dialogue about what it means to be a socially just and equitable organization. VMDO is the first architecture firm in Virginia and the third firm in the Mid-Atlantic to achieve the label.

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Sharing Architecture: VMDO Founder Robert Vickery (1932–2019)

Sharing Architecture: VMDO Founder Robert Vickery (1932–2019)

08.16.19

VMDO founder Robert Vickery passed away on August 10, 2019, surrounded by friends and family. Beloved for his contributions to architecture and teaching, Bob was a prolific writer, mentor to hundreds of architecture students, and consummate practitioner who started VMDO Architects in 1976 alongside three students – Robert Moje, Lawson Drinkard, and David Oakland.

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Discovery Elementary School Becomes First School and Third Project to Receive LEED Zero Energy Certification

Discovery Elementary School Becomes First School and Third Project to Receive LEED Zero Energy Certification

07.18.19

Discovery Elementary School is the first school and third project ever to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Zero Energy certification. Discovery is also the first recipient of the USGBC National Capital Region’s (NCR) Net Zero Award and is the only building in the NCR to date to demonstrate a net-positive energy balance

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