A month after launching the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water school and university sustainability initiative, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) got a first glimpse at how the initiative could soon impact school sustainability efforts. The initiative engaged seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses. On Feb. 23, the DSA hosted the first architect presentations.
The small town of Ignacio is located in the Southwestern region of Colorado, approximately 325 miles from Denver, and is surrounded by the 1,000-square-mile Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The location of the school district has made its population tricultural, including Southern Ute, Hispanic and Anglo heritages.
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, is now open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2, and the first inmates were transferred on March 19
Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) was recently honored with the Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Award — as well as an Award of Excellence in the Modernization category — for its San Mateo High School Old Brick Studio project, completed for the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) in August 2015.
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, will soon be open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony March 2 and the first inmates will be transferred on March 19.
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Oct. 26 for a new outpatient center for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The hospital’s second outpatient center (OPC2) marks the first phase of a 10-year expansion project that will include rebuilding and modernizing the hospital to meet seismic regulations and improve facilities for the young patients and their families.
With the initial planning having started in winter of 2012 and a target completion date set for late 2016, Craig Hospital’s $90 million expansion and renovation is nearing its conclusion. In addition, the hospital in Englewood recently announced that it has exceeded its $68 million fundraising target by $5 million.
Sprig Electric is one of the first electrical contractors in the U.S. to pair Tesla’s Powerpack battery with a 350 kW commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system in a solar installation at the company’s corporate headquarters in San Jose.