Year Established:



Norfolk, VA



Practice Areas:

Architecture, Master Planning, Programming, and Interior Design.



Amber Blundell


1 (757) 627-1489


VIA design architects, pc was founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991 by Donna Michelle Phaneuf, FAIA. Our vision and commitment as a focused planning + architectural design firm with an emphasis on waterfront development sites, equates to an ability to conceive and create meaningful and durable designs for our communities. Our reputation continues to grow as the most noted design and delivery team in the industry.

VIA has planned, designed, and built hundreds of projects, ranging from large public spaces to small private properties, and has become one of the most respectable architectural master planning and design firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. We believe there are three primary reasons for this.

First, we understand that the architect’s primary task is to make a building that works and a space that accomplishes the purpose for which the money is being spent.

Second, we recognize that in every building project there is an opportunity to reach beyond the obvious to discover uncommon design solutions that surpass our clients’ expectations.

Third, we work to make sure our clients could never find a more conscientious, organized, and dedicated building partner than VIA design architects.

As a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) trained and focused office, our innovative approaches also ensure environmental sustainability in obtainable ways.

Vision, leadership, and a willingness to respond to client concerns from initial concept to ribbon cutting, this is what our clients have come to expect from us.

In the end, only two things really matter: having an idea and making that idea a reality.

Our superior projects emerge from our superior processes. How the design is conceived, adapted, and implemented is perhaps the greatest determining factor in the final result’s continued success for the next 25 years and beyond!