VMDO Designer Participating in Washington Post Summit on Health

The Washington Post hosted a summit on Wednesday, June 18 dedicated to discussing the topic of Health Beyond Health Care. From architects to educators, creative minds from across disciplines convened to look at innovative efforts currently in effect that are working to improve the health and well-being of millions of Americans. VMDO Project Designer Dina Sorensen, LEED [...]

A Researcher’s Stay at Buckingham County Primary & Elementary Schools

I arrived in Dillwyn, VA in early September 2013. I had been to this community several times before. Researching the impact of healthy design features incorporated into the Buckingham County Primary and Elementary Schools renovation became an integral part of my doctoral studies three years ago. However, my previous visits were quick, a week at [...]

By |January 6th, 2014|Design-Research Collaborations|0 Comments

Buckingham School Gardens / Curriculum the Focus of Capstone Project

The following entry is from Audrey Strothkamp, who is currently working towards her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her Capstone project involves conducting research at Buckingham County Primary and Elementary Schools to assess how school gardens may be integrated into core academic curriculum, with the goal [...]

By |June 12th, 2013|Design-Research Collaborations|0 Comments

Buckingham Project Featured at EDRA Research Conference

The Buckingham K-5 campus project continues to communicate the critical value of design research in both the design and public health conference communities! I will be presenting the poster –”The Healthy Eating Design Guidelines: Integrating Architecture and Public Health to Inform School Design Strategies” at The Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA) Healthy Rhode Island Environmental [...]