Dialog represents a curated collection of articles, case studies, and other resources to further the discussion surrounding design and social impact.

HAWAII WILDLIFE CENTER

September 2, 2016

Our third case study features the Hawaii Wildlife Center designed by AIA members at Ruhl Walker Architects, a Boston-based firm that has made pro bono service an integral part of design practice. As Hawaii’s first wildlife recovery center, the facility consists of three integrated and sustainably designed components: a wildlife care and response facility, an…

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GOLDEN GATE PARK: A SUSTAINABLE RETROFIT BY CMG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Scott Cataffa of CMG Landscape Architecture talks about his firm’s proposal to increase the functionality of Golden Gate Park’s Polo Field. In response to Public Architecture’s ResilientSF Design Challenge, CMG imagined a sustainable infrastructure retrofit that would improve the park for events and festivals as well as serve as community asset after an earthquake.

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KIPP FACILITY GUIDE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

This guideline resource is intended to support KIPP Schools to make informed decisions concerning its Early Childhood and Elementary School facilities.  As KIPP grows and begins to serve more students at younger ages it is important to gather general best practices employed by KIPP middle schools and high schools, to understand lessons learned from pioneering…

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