Office


The Green Building Alliance (GBA) has been active in the Pittsburgh area building community as an advocate for sustainable construction and green building products for many years, so when the need for new office space arose, their path was clear. Read more


Education

Photo: Jamie Myers Forsythe

p:ear (program: education, art, and recreation) began over ten years ago to provide meals, job training and safe space to homeless youths in Portland, OR. Read more


Retail

As part of Starbucks Coffee Company’s 2008 unveiling of their Shared Planet commitment to “ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and community involvement,” was a new approach to their store designs with the intention of creating a local, community-centered feel. Read more


Interpretive

photo by Lara Swimmer via metropolismag.com

IslandWood, which bills itself as “a school in the woods,” is a 255 acre campus with 15 buildings and 14 outdoor features that provide an educational experience in nature and lessons in environmental stewardship to inner-city children. Read more


Education

Photo courtesy Michael David Rose/MDRP.net

When the Chartwell School decided to remodel their Monterey Bay campus, a primary goal was to use the new architecture to help develop “sustainability natives” – kids for whom sustainability is second nature. Read more


Education

The Global Ecology Resource Center at Stanford University houses the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology, which conducts research on the interactions between the earth’s ecosystems, land, atmosphere, and oceans. Read more


Housing

Cesar Rubio Photography, Copyright 2005

ScrapHouse was a temporary demonstration home which was built out of entirely scrap and reclaimed materials in front of San Francisco City Hall for World Environment Day 2005. Read more


Office

Photograph by Chris Hodney

Ecotrust, an environmental non-profit organization, restored an 1895 warehouse to create its headquarters, the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center. Read more


Retail


Uptown Monterey is a multi-tenant urban shopping center that embraced the opportunity to reuse material from the 1950s era grocery store previously on site. Read more


Housing

Twelve|West is a 28-story mixed-use high rise in Portland’s emerging West End neighborhood that includes 17 floors of apartments, offices for the architect ZGF, and grade-level retail space. Read more


Education

Photo: Miller Hull Partnership

The TAF Community Learning Space will serve as a technology drop-in center and headquarters for TAF (Technology Access Foundation), a non-profit which works to provide technology and life-skills training to minority and disadvantaged youth in Seattle. Read more


Housing

Photo: Daniel Hennessy

Richard Carlson was a Los Angeles developer who wanted to build a new home on the East Los Angeles industrial area where his family’s construction business used to store salvaged equipment and materials.

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