VJAA is a collaborative design studio with a commitment to design excellence and producing architecture that engages social, cultural, and environmental issues in a knowing and creative way. Through a research-based process that continually reconsiders the fundamentals of building design, program, site, materials, and structure, our practice is committed to design excellence and innovative thinking on every project, regardless of budget, scope, or complexity. Sustainability and material craft are woven through the culture of the office and are central to its core values.
VJAA is the recipient of the 2012 American Institute of Architects Firm Award. Since its founding, VJAA has received twenty-three national design awards, including six National American Institute of Architects Honor Awards, six Progressive Architecture Awards, and two American Institute of Architects/Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Building Awards. In 2010, Architect magazine ranked VJAA ﬁrst in the United States for design recognition and sixth overall (emphasizing the ﬁrm’s sustainability practices). In 2001, the ﬁrm was recognized with the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.