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In Initiatives 11.30.2011

An Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program Recipient is Reimagined in San Francisco

San Francisco's largest public housing site, Sunnydale, is on its way to becoming a thriving, green and vibrant mixed-income community. Recently, its master plan received conditional approval at the LEED Gold level, one of three major checkpoints on the path to certification as a LEED for Neighborhood Development project. Re-envisioned and aptly renamed Sunnydale HOPE SF, the 50 acre project, which was originally built in 1941, will be transformed into a neighborhood of choice complete with...

In LEED 09.21.2011

HOK Volunteers Helping USGBC Rebuild Orphanage in Haiti

Reposted from HOK Life » HOK is USGBC's official design partner for Project Haiti In January 2010, a devastating earthquake shattered the island country of Haiti. One of the countless destroyed buildings was that of Fondation Enfant Jesus, a non-profit, non-denominational orphanage and children's center that cares for more than 250 children per year. A few months ago, the U.S. Green Building Council invited HOK to join a partnership to design a replacement facility on the same site. The...

In Initiatives 10.31.2011

HOK & USGBC Working Together to Build LEED Children's Center in Haiti

USGBC's close collaborators in Project Haiti, global architectural firm HOK, have published a series of blog entries on their efforts to design the first LEED Platinum orphanage and children's center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Their pro-bono design efforts have been met with great enthusiasm, but also unique challenges. Read more about the design process for Project Haiti on HOK Volunteers Helping USGBC Rebuild Orphanage in Haiti The challenge goes far beyond a small site requiring...

In Greenbuild 10.18.2011

Project Haiti Takes Center Stage at Greenbuild 2011

This is a cross-posted entry from the blog at Access the original entry » HOK is the USGBC's official design partner for Project Haiti, a pro bono effort to build a LEED-certified orphanage and children's center in Port au Prince. Sustainable Design Director Mary Ann Lazarus and a team from HOK recently returned from Toronto, where they shared the Project Haiti story at Greenbuild 2011. Read on for Mary Ann's guest post and an amazing video from the USGBC: Imagine it: 15,000 people...