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.
Designing for Student Health and Wellness04.25.19
Wellness is not the absence of sickness: it is physical, social, emotional, financial, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual health. As part of the paradigm shift toward a whole-student model of healthcare, institutions of higher education are exploring how their buildings can best support student + staff wellness.
Living and Learning Beyond Boundaries at Virginia Tech03.18.19
What exactly does it mean to live and learn “beyond boundaries”? The Creativity + Innovation District (CID) living-learning community brings together the arts, engineering, science, and design fields to localize innovation within a residential setting that contributes to Virginia Tech's broader global learning community.
University of Miami Centennial Village: VMDO Wins Design Competition with Bold Vision for First Year Residential Community01.08.19
The design for a new lakefront residential village is set to transform University of Miami's first year student housing into a modern and eclectic mix of sustainable buildings that will replace the Stanford and Hecht residential colleges.
Two VMDO Projects Honored with 2018 AIA Virginia Architecture Awards11.08.18
AIA Virginia honors Charlottesville's Brooks Family YMCA and Liberty's Concert Hall and School of Music with awards for architecture and interior design, as part of a distinguished pool of 13 merit award recipients.
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.
Young Harris Campus Center Wins 2017 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence03.29.17
Young Harris College’s Rollins Campus Center and Zell + Shirley Miller Library was recognized as one of five awardees of a Facility Design Award of Excellence at the 2017 ACUI conference.
Connecting Theory and Practice: The ISpace at ODU02.17.17
Working with Dr. George Fowler, the University Librarian at Old Dominion University, we've had the opportunity to co-create a spatial typology that expresses the essence of the library at public research universities.
UVA Students React to Renovation of Gooch Residence Hall07.25.16
On Friday August 21, 2015 students began to move in to the newly renovated Gooch residence hall amid wishful comments from the upperclassmen aiding them.
Completing the Loop: Four Design Themes for Student Success07.22.16
The award-winning article outlined four main themes – common space amenities, living unit configuration, student ownership, and safety / security – that help connect the loop between design, student experience, and, ultimately, student success.
JMU's Wayland Hall: A Dynamic Living-Learning Environment for a New Century07.20.16
Wayland Hall residents and Associate Professor of Theatre share how the LEED Platinum renovation transformed the residence hall into an innovative new living-learning community.
Student Center Design07.10.16
A new student union can mark and embody a genuine turning point for a campus.
Academic Library Design07.08.16
Today’s academic library is undergoing a transformation in how it responds to the multifaceted needs and expectations of various user groups. With the waning reliance on physical resources and the parallel advances in technological innovation, the library of tomorrow must devote a far greater share of its space to users seeking comfortable, flexible environments that can host a range of scholarly activities.
New Student Center wins ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence07.06.16
”‹Tidewater Community College Chesapeake Campus’s Student Center received a 2016 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence.
Liberty University Master Plan07.01.16
A world-class liberal arts university with 16 schools and colleges, Liberty offers more than 520 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level.
Learning Spaces Design06.01.16
At VMDO we strive to create spaces and buildings that support and enhance student learning in all of its diverse forms.
Young Harris College Campus Center Recognized by USGBC at Georgia Capitol02.25.16
On February 3, 2016 USGBC Georgia celebrated the work of educational facilities in the state that are creating healthy and efficient learning environments.
State-of-the-Art Concert Hall at Liberty University09.25.15
VMDO’s Drew Fleming explains how the new Concert Hall at Liberty University supports a dynamic spectrum of musical pedagogy.
Rollins Campus Center Transforms the Student Experience07.27.15
The largest building constructed at Young Harris College, the Rollins Campus Center is often referred to as the social and intellectual heart of campus.
New Liberty University Concert Hall Tuning Up for Opening07.17.15
“We have needed facilities for years,” said Vernon Whaley, dean of the School of Music. “I think it is going to give our students a place where they can study and learn and create and experience music in an expressive way, in an incredibly productive environment."
Unveiling Virginia Wesleyan College’s Greer Environmental Sciences Center05.21.15
In May 2015, we were proud to join Virginia Wesleyan College in revealing the design of the new Greer Environmental Sciences Center.
Sweet Briar College Cochran Library Dedication12.16.14
On Friday, November 7, 2014 Sweet Briar College held a dedication ceremony celebrating the expansion and renovation of its historic Mary Helen Cochran Library.
Liberty Library + Academic Commons11.10.14
VMDO was hired to design a world-class library that would provide service for a university undergoing a major campus transformation and explosive growth. A key requirement was the ability to anticipate the future demand for growth in collections and to create flexible learning spaces that would inspire and engage our residential and online students.