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The New Packard Foundation Headquarters
November 30th, 2012 by admin

Working on a team with lead architect EHDD, Tipping Mar and Integral Group Sherwood helped to design the new headquarters of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which sits in downtown Los Altos, California. Sherwood worked with the team to design multiple sustainable systems, including rainwater harvesting, green streets, stormwater infiltration and treatment, and pedestrian-friendly circulation. Sherwood was also responsible for sustainable systems integration, grading and drainage design, site utility design, and deconstruction all the way through construction. As part of this project, a 550-foot length of public street was redesigned to include rain gardens adjacent to the street that will treat road runoff, and four surface parking lots were retrofitted with vegetated swales and infiltration basins to treat stormwater runoff. (more…)

Flushed with Pride
November 14th, 2012 by admin

In The Economist’s September issue, “Flushed with pride” highlights the work that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is doing to bring safe, affordable toilets to the 40% of the world’s population that lacks access to basic sanitation. “Each year, 1.5 million children die from diarrhea. Better toilets could reduce the death toll.” (Flushed). The Foundation’s mission aligns with more than one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. MDG #4 seeks to reduce child mortality, and though the number of child deaths is falling, poor sanitation is still al leading contributor to child death rates today. MDG #7 aims to halve the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. (more…)

Sherwood @ Greenbuild 2012
November 13th, 2012 by admin

Please join us Wednesday, November 14th for our Greenbuild happy hour and art opening at Sherwood!

The night will feature specialty cocktails, entertainment, art, food, and craft beer on tap featuring a never-before-seen Gigante IPA, in honor of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory (colored appropriately). (more…)

Sherwood Institute’s Michel St. Pierre published in Stanford’s Social Innovation Review
November 8th, 2012 by Sherwood

On October 16th, Sherwood Institute board member Michel St. Pierre published an article titled “Sustainable Development in India” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in which he discusses the work the Sherwood Institute’s work in Bangalore, and how the city has been affected by India’s quickly rising population. (more…)

Balboa Skatepark featured on
November 7th, 2012 by admin

On September 29th, the new skate park in Balboa Park opened, grabbing the attention of ESPN. Sherwood’s civil design, in collaboration with landscape architect Cliff Lowe Associates and skate park designer Speerco, produced a modern and diverse skate park that provides a variety of skating features and caters to skaters of all skill-levels. Located right new the Balboa BART station, this new park provides a new, easily accessible place for kids to skate. (more…)