Reflecting on 2016, moving into 2017

Happy New Year! As 2017 begins many people take the time to pause in reflection. We had a busy and exciting 2016 by connecting nonprofits with architects, engineers and designers. We have also continued to grow internally taking on new challenges for the year ahead. PLEASE SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE 1+ program 2016 was a very…

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Making a Difference in 2016: Public Architecture Needs You

Dear Friends, While 2016 has been a year of important transitions, it has also been a surprisingly productive year, and we need for your help to ensure our most vulnerable communities and valuable organizations continue to have access to well­-designed environments and a better quality of life. Over the last decade we’ve learned where to…

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PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN: EVALUATING PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

University of Texas School of Architecture’s Center for Sustainable Development collaborated with Public Architecture in 2012 and 2013 to host the Public Interest Design Externship Summer Program. Through post occupancy evaluations conducted by student externs, this collaborative report contributes to the research to better understand the true benefits, effect, and challenges inherent in eight recently…

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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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