Current Awards, Publications and Work


finalist/special mention, Architizer A+ Awards

2019 Finalists


nomination for small scale building of the year by Archdaily

nomination for butterfly studio, by German Design Council for German Design Award

publication in the hardcover compilation, Apartment Buildings, by Booq Inc.


BWAC art show, Brooklyn, NY: selected art work by Guggenheim curator Maria Guerrero

pangolin pavilion

shortlisted by Archasm, Wildlife Kenya Pavilion competition, 11/25,18



butterfly studio 

Master Architecture Prize 9/17



bubble shade

citation at Future of Shade, sponsored by Architizer with over 250 submissions globally. Design by Valerie Schweitzer.  Visualization by Valerie Schweitzer and Hacken Li. See Bubble Shade category for shop drawings in conjunction with Rossymone. Published online at Architecture List, e-architect and Archello. Archello icon


Upcoming publication by Loft Inc, Booq publishing, March 2019 (2 of 6 pages).

Current work: 2018

rosa grottos

Proposed concept model for student housing at St John’s Cathedral, Fowler Street, near downtown Los Angeles, 2018.  Indirect light, and landscaped courts, for a facade that fronts the freeway, to buffer noise and oxygenate spaces.


embrace me tree house

Construction begins May 1, 2019:

VSA was named a “top participant”; however, this competition was voided by its sponsor, ArchTriumph. VSA  has been commissioned to design a modified version of  the tree pavilion, (uppermost plan) for a nature-loving family near in Long Island to use for eating , sleeping and bird-watching outdoors. The main cell will be a netted eating pavilion with solar-powered lights to function like a screened-in porch. The Pavilion is repeatable, expandable and resilient, using local wood and charred cedar. Galvanized steel posts with cantilevered wood platforms. It may alternatively be used as an artist’s studio en plein air.



jam session a kiosk proposal for Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY