2016, Who We Are, Where We’re Going

JANUARY 2016

Washington, D.C.

In 2015, we generated growth in project range, staff, and overall business success– and we are excited to build on these accomplishments in 2016. Scroll down for a glimpse of some of the projects we loved working on in 2015, along with some thoughts from our three partners.

SELECT HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015:

2016 Rodin Square | Philadelphia, PA

Rendering of Rodin Square mixed-use development in Philadelphia, PA. In 2015, we topped out the residential building and were featured in several publications.

WFM | Allentown, PA
Panorama of the Whole Foods Market in Allentown, PA. Opening is set for Fall of 2016.
Rodin Square | Philadelphia, PA
December view of Philadelphia from a Rodin Square room under construction.
WFM | West Palm Beach, FL
Continued interiors work with Whole Foods Markets Florida region includes the West Palm Beach store, pictured, which opened in 2015, and the Altamont store, set to open this month.
Half N Street | Washington, DC
View towards ballpark with two story retail along Half Street.
275 North Washington | Rockville, Maryland
Completed construction at 275 North Washington Street.
WFM | South Hills, Upper St. Clair, PA
Nearing the end of shell construction for WFM South Hills.
2016 McMillan Sand Filtration | Washington, DC

McMillan Parcel 4 at the historic 25-acre McMillan Sand Filtration Site, one of two multi-use buildings designed by MV+A in collaboration with David Jameson Architect Inc. We are updating PUD applications for Parcel 4, and a final PUD Application for Parcel 2 has been submitted. Learn more here.

The Partners on Life, Ideas, and What Makes MV+A Tick:


Jim Voelzke

Jim Voelzke, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal

On work:
“Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! While I might not have loved every day in 2015, the good ones far outnumbered the bad. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

On MV+A in 2015:
“2015 was MV+A’s best year on record, on so many levels: talent of our staff, quality of our design, impact of our projects on the community, business success, the list goes on.”


Jack Hollon

Jack Hollon, AIA
Principal

On ideas:
“Our clients come to us because we are problem-solvers with compelling ideas, and we make these ideas happen. The bulk of my day is working with our staff to fully realize concepts by conveying them in excellent drawings, graphics, and presentations.”

On MV+A in 2015:
“The chemistry we have with our current staff, which is a mix of younger and older architects, is by far the best we have ever had.”


Lila Firouzfar

Lila Firouzfar, AIA, LEED AP
Principal

On running:
“Running is an excellent mind/body exercise and balances my work as an architect. In 2015, I ran two marathons, four half marathons, and a couple shorter races. At the Dublin marathon, I was fifth in my age group.”

On MV+A in 2015:
“Our projects are more and more complex- I am proud of the meticulous way we approach and execute every project from concept planning to construction.”