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Green Adaptive Reuse Project Trumps Demolition

Green Adaptive Reuse Project Trumps Demolition

Adelaide, Australia-based Woods Bagot & Tridente Architects were recently announced as the winners of the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award 2015 for their Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods mixed-use project in Clovelly Park, Australia. As the master planners for the ...

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A Green and Healthy Urban Health Clinic

A Green and Healthy Urban Health Clinic

The LEED CI Gold-certified Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic is a green renovation developed as a part of the overall sustainable development of the Kelly Cullen Community (KCC) located in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, California. KCC is the ...

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Hey World, Get Up and Green Up!

Hey World, Get Up and Green Up!

World Green Building Week is here! During the week of September 22-27 2014, Green Building Councils in countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa and representing more than 27,000 organizations will host more than ...

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Sustainability Around the Bay

Sustainability Around the Bay

The 2014 AIA SF Design Awards Gala last month honored San Francisco Bay Area architecture firms for their work in creativity and bringing positive impact to the built environment. Four projects winning in the Energy + Sustainability Category represent a strong ...

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2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Winners Announced

2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Winners Announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have just announced this week their selection of the 2014 Top Ten Green Projects, examples of sustainable architecture and ecological American design projects that protect and enhance ...

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Historic YMCA Transformed Into Green Affordable Housing

Historic YMCA Transformed Into Green Affordable Housing

One of the things I miss most from working at Citizens Housing is my weekly visits to our construction sites. I had the chance to witness buildings get built from the ground up and renovated into modern, seismically safe, and ...

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Juvenile Detention Home Revived As Green Home for Veterans

Juvenile Detention Home Revived As Green Home for Veterans

The historic landmark at 150 Otis Street in San Francisco, California has seen much in its lifetime. It was designed by architect Louis Mullgardt and built in 1916 as the City’s Juvenile Court and Detention Home. Throughout the years, it ...

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Exploratorium’s New Home Addresses Historic Preservation Design and Construction Challenges

Exploratorium’s New Home Addresses Historic Preservation Design and Construction Challenges

When I was working as a construction manager, I was involved with a handful of complex historic preservation projects including the conversion of a historically significant church into affordable housing (Buena Vista Terrace) for seniors and the renovation of a ...

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