Thoreau Center for Sustainability featured in the 2008 Architecture and the City Festival, September 1 through 30thAugust 21, 2008
August 21, 2008
Thoreau Center for Sustainability in the Presidio, San Francisco, was selected to participate in next month’s 2008 Architecture and the City Festival. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Center for Architecture and Design, the festival highlights work by architects and organizations who see design as a means to creating community-based change, and by doing so positively affect the urban landscape. The 2008 theme Design for Community aims to showcase the way in which buildings impact our streets and neighborhoods, and, more importantly, how they help to shape our communities into better, livable places.
Since opening its doors in 1996, the Thoreau Center, formerly the Letterman Army Hospital, has been a model of historic preservation and environmental design, noted for being one of the first to introduce green building principles to an historical building. Today, the Center houses over 60 nonprofits working for a healthy environment and a just world.
Marsha Maytum of Leddy Maytum and Stacy Architects and Bruce DeMartini of Tides will be conducting tours of the Thoreau Center on September 2 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Maytum was lead designer of Thoreau Center, The Bay School and Building 38, in the Presidio.
To learn more, go to www.aiasf.org/archandcity
About Thoreau Centers for Sustainability
Thoreau Centers for Sustainability are green nonprofit centers that house more than 70 nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and New York. The centers serve as models to others interested in starting similar real-estate endeavors.
Thoreau Centers for Sustainability are operated by Tides Shared Spaces, the Tides initiative that creates, operates and promotes sustainable workspace for nonprofits and strengthens nonprofit capacity in the real estate arena.
The Tides vision is a world of broadly shared economic opportunity, robust democratic processes and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected.