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

"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 from IDEO."


SPUR Forum: Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places

From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user clickykbd How can we transform urban spaces and consider issues of ecology and sustainability alongside urban form? Frederick “Fritz” Steiner, dean of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and co-author of Urban Ecological Design, discusses a comprehensive design process with the potential to guide any urban design project. Co-presented by […]

SPUR Evening Symposium: Rebuilding in Haiti: An evening with Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair

"After the initial devastation of a natural disaster comes the long process of rebuilding communities in the affected areas. Co-founders Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design services firm, will talk about their involvement in long-term rebuilding initiatives in Haiti. The organization has significant experience in leading the reconstruction of […]

SPUR Evening Forum: URBANbuild Local Global: An innovative model for rebuilding and good design in New Orleans

"URBANbuild Local Global documents the work of URBANbuild, a comprehensive two-year program at Tulane University School of Architecture initiated to actively support the rehabilitation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. URBANbuild Local Global, literally a double-sided book, reconnects local research, analysis and design for New Orleans with a broader framework that embraces […]

SPUR Evening Symposium: Good Design SF

"Good design can solve everyday problems. Join Min Day Architecture, Mike and Maaike, Stamen Design, Surface Design, Kuth Ranieri Architects and Volume, some of the brightest minds from the vast and varied San Francisco design community, as they present simple solutions to some of the city’s most pressing issues, selected by urban leaders who can […]

AC Transit: East Bay BRT Design Meetings, Second Round

From AC Transit: To meet neighborhood needs and ensure community compatibility, AC Transit is holding another round of workshops to gather input from local businesses and residents on the neighborhood-level design of the BRT stations. The meetings will be held on: Wednesday November 7th , 6-8pm, at the Lincoln Recreation Center, 250 10th Street, Oakland Thursday November […]