Padres Game

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Padres Game

The VMA team along with family and friends enjoyed a little ballpark fun- to see the San Diego Padres go head to head with the San Francisco Giants! Home runs, food, fun and fireworks!!...

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Film Festival Screening

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Film Festival Screening

Jonathan has a film that will be featured in the Awareness Film Festival in L.A.  He has been working with a local organization called Generate Hope to produce an informational film.  Generate Hope is a non-profit organization that provides a future for victims of sex trafficking.  The film is a 6 minute PSA to help bring attention to the problem of sex trafficking in this country.  It tells the story of multiple young girls trapped in sexual exploitation and what Generate Hope is going about the problem...

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VMA Annual Summer BBQ

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VMA Annual Summer BBQ

Over the weekend the VMA team and our families came together for a fun day in the sun at Mission Bay. A VMA tradition that is perfect for bonding- and everyone's favorite.

 A little R&R with kayak's, volleyball, and tons of food made for an enjoyable evening for everyone (even the little ones)! 

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Meet Dan!

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Meet Dan!

Raised in Northern San Diego- Dan has also called Los Angeles, Irvine, Charlotte, and St. Louis home! He has been practicing Architecture in 3 states for the last 37 years- and we are lucky to have him back in the west coast. To Dan, "architecture is not static but possesses positive didactic experience which should illuminate and inspire"...

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Escape Room

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Escape Room

Last Friday we put our problem solving skills to the test and all experienced the "Escape Room". We split into two equal teams, each with a different story line and difficulty level, but only 60 minutes to find our way out of the mysterious rooms...

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Paola Visits the Philippines!

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Paola Visits the Philippines!

I was fortunate enough to take a trip with a few of my close friends to explore the Philippines and its culture. We traveled through many islands by boat, plane and car; visited stunning beaches and interacted with the friendly locals. Check out some of the stops on our itinerary...

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Minute to Win It Challenge!

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Minute to Win It Challenge!

For some little office fun we decided to take some time out of our busy schedules to get a little competitive and try out some 'Minute to Win It' style games. We broke off into 3 teams and let the fun times roll- Team Rob for the WIN !! Check out some of the games and funny faces...

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Student Visit

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Student Visit

It is tough out there when you are a student thinking about going into the architectural field and you don’t know what life as an architect would really be like.  At VMA we like to open our doors to students considering this career path and show them a little bit about the industry.

Our most recent student visit was a few weeks ago, when two brothers Larz and Kyle Vahamaki visited our office...

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Design for better learning environments

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Design for better learning environments

Two of our team members attended a CEU hosted at Parron Hall this afternoon & got a chance to sit in on a presentation by Laura Perry, one of Knoll's education and Healthcare specialists. They got a quick overview on key elements to keep in mind when designing learning environments, and a further look on a study for the Wake Forest School of Business...

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Ergonomics + Tacos !

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Ergonomics + Tacos !

Claire and Alison from Herman Miller stopped by last week to liven up our Cinco De Mayo- with yummy food and some insight on creating successful ergonomic spaces! We discussed the importance of being physically comfortable at our work space, and how to achieve it through design...

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3-Form Lunch + Learn

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3-Form Lunch + Learn

Last week we had Leslie from 3-Form come in and give us a great presentation on LED Lighting!! An overview with a brief history on lighting, LED applications, and lots of design case studies...

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Rob is now LEED AP BD+C

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Rob is now LEED AP BD+C

Vasquez Marshall Architects adds another LEED accredited professional to the team!

Rob Bodenhamer, principal of VMA, just received his LEED AP BD+C...

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Site Visit

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Site Visit

We were doing preliminary site investigations for an upcoming seismic project at The Margarita Ranch House on Camp Pendleton.  The house has a colorful history which dates back to 1827.  It was previously used as the home of the commanding general of the base and has served as a guest house for VIPs such as the Secretary of the Navy and multiple US Presidents...

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