SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The architecture of Eco-Urbanism

"Unparalleled in its commitment to sustainability, the Treasure Island redevelopment project establishes relationships between buildings, open space, transportation, views and natural forces. Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Kevin Conger of CMG Landscape Architecture discuss the creation of this compact, transit-oriented community."

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SPUR Evening Forum: New residential architecture in Southern California

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"Sam Lubell, California editor of The Architect’s Newspaper, will talk about and sign copies of his book Living West: New Residential Architecture in Southern California. The book explores 30 structures showcasing sustainability, new technologies, unusual envelopes, prefab construction, cliffside living, and adaptive reuse. From Los Angeles to Montecito to San Diego and the arid conditions […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Connect and Extend: IDEO’s winning proposal for a green school in Hyderabad, India

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"IDEO San Francisco, a winner in Architecture for Humanity’s 2009 Open Architecture Competition for classroom design, will present the design for a school in a low-income neighborhood in Hyderabad, India. This presentation will highlight the tremendous potential for design and the challenges faced in school design in the developing world. With Beau Trincia and others […]

SPUR Forum: Building the Market and Octavia Plan

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From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Steve Boland Market and Octavia, the first Better Neighborhoods Plan, was adopted in 2007. The plan is now becoming reality, with several new projects being built or recently finished. Come hear from the architects of the area’s new housing developments as they share their vision for the future of the neighborhood. Co-presented by […]