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.
You can find us in Dupont Circle at 1200 18th Street NW Suite 700.
Commitment to client service: Our DC Metro office serves as an extension of our one-firm approach to creating community-centered environments that connect people and place through design. Building on the strength of our K12, Higher Education, and Athletics + Community studios, the DC Metro office shares VMDO's leadership in design, research, and sustainability in a key metro area where we can continue to diversify our knowledge, advocate for sustainable design, and meet clients where they are.
Net-zero energy leadership: Principal Rob Winstead will oversee this office, supported by the full resources of our one-firm model and expertise in net-zero energy design. Our current and completed work in the DC Metro region includes close to 500,000 square feet of net-zero educational and community spaces. Washington DC’s pursuit of climate neutrality by 2032 is a call to action that we take seriously.
Leading with our values: As a teaching practice focused on design quality, we are committed to delivering buildings that can be easily maintained, are agile and adpatable to ever-changing needs, and that grow more beautiful over time. We are committed to maximizing project budgets, community investment, and stakeholder engagement. And we are constantly looking to expand our knowledge about how to make our buildings better while sharing these lessons with others.
Some of our recent work in the DC Metro area includes:
- Arlington Public Schools' Discovery Elementary School, Fleet Elementary School, and Reed Elementary School – all featuring net-zero energy design.
- Arlington County Parks & Recreation's Lubber Run Community Center – also featuring net-zero energy design.
- George Washington University's Thurston Hall Renovation – the winning design as part of an invited national competition.