Five public districts get useful advice through a workshop presented by the USGBC and American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy AAF Joanne R. Milner, the Education Partnership Coordinator and a senior advisor to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, works with architect Ryan Freeland of Cuningham Group. Related Links: Special Coverage: Schools of the 21st Century Sustainable Solutions: Green Schools Movement Gains Steam Robert Redford Teams Up With USGBC for Green Schools Summit SOM, Haworth Among Honorees at AAF Gala In November 2010, ten city mayors and nine school superintendants met with sustainability experts, architects, and educators at
A 'windcatcher' is a centuries-old Persian technology featuring a tower that takes advantage of natural ventilation by capturing and cooling air. Hank Louis, founder of DesignBuildBLUFF, the University of Utah/University of Colorado, Denver design-build studio, recognized the merits of this simple solution for a recently completed Navajo family home. The house features a tower made of compressed earth bricks with four openings around the top. As the wind blows through the slits, wet blankets (moistened by a drip line) chill the air that then circulates around the home. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) helped the students engineer the tower,
A 388-acre industrial zone is being transformed into HafenCity, a vibrant mixed-use district dotted with buildings by firms such as Herzog & de Meuron, Behnisch Architects, Richard Meier & Partners, and others. Despite some financial setbacks, the $10 billion urban redevelopment project is moving along.
New Orleans Photo ' Mario Tama /Getty Images Children playing football near their new home in August 2010. One of MIR's first projects was to partner with sustainable design firm BNIM, Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, PlayGreen Initiative, and KOMPAN, Inc. for an eco-playground a few blocks away from this street. View Make It Right Projects Adjaye Associates » Constructs » Eskew+Dumez+Ripple » Related Link: Getting it Right » GETTING IT RIGHT Though many of the primary design recommendations were modified or cut to keep costs down or answer client needs, the MIR team struggled to stay true to the
New Orleans Six years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, the Lower Ninth Ward is finally starting to look like a community again'thanks in large part to the ambitious work of Make It Right. Photo ' Megan Grant In late 2007, 150 temporary pink structures marked the sites for the yet unbuilt Make It Right homes. Individuals and businesses adopted the pink installations to raise money for the foundation’s rebuilding effort. View Make It Right Projects Adjaye Associates » Constructs » Eskew+Dumez+Ripple » Related Link: Getting it Right » In December 2007, 150 life-sized fuchsia structures occupied the Lower Ninth