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UCSF Mission Bay 25A: Sherwood Wins Design Competition with WRNS and Rudolph & Sletten
January 29th, 2013 by Sherwood

In a team headed by WRNS Studio and Rudolph and Sletten, Inc., Sherwood led the civil and sustainable infrastructure design for a new office building at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus. The team won the recent design/build competition for this 7-story, 266,000 GSF building inspired by the activity-based workplaces of high-tech companies, that will be used by physicians, faculty and students. The activity-based workplace design “anticipated the many different types of activities in which occupants will engage during a typical day… these spaces can shrink or grow depending on specific departmental needs over time” (ArchDaily). Sherwood is leading the civil design of the site, including the development of innovative stormwater management solutions and sustainable streetscape treatments. The project is targeting LEED certification.


POPOS! Privately Owned Public Open Spaces
January 25th, 2013 by Jessica Stanley

Last week I attended a very interesting talk at SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research) focused on POPOS in SF and POPS in NYC. POPOS is an acronym for Privately Owned Public Open Space, while POPS stands for Privately Owned Public Space. The talk had an amazing panel of landscape architects, planners, and professors and was moderated by John King, the well known design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. The talk filled the entire floor of SPUR building, spilling into the lobby and down the stairs…it was quite impressive!


Greenbuild 2012: In Review
January 17th, 2013 by admin

The following post is authored by student and Sherwood blogging intern, Rachel Gross.

The United States Green Building Council’s Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference devoted to green buildings. Professionals travel from all over the world to network with one another, attend educational sessions, wander through huge exposition halls, and go on tours of green buildings around the city.  This year’s Greenbuild was held in San Francisco during the week of November 12th and it was the largest green building conference ever!

I attended Greenbuild 2012 with nine other students from the University of Illinois USGBC Students chapter. This was my first Greenbuild and the experience blew me away!  Overall, I felt that the conference was fascinating, educational, fun, and most importantly, inspiring. And I think the other 35,000+ attendees would agree with me. (more…)