The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley received a 2017 AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Award of Merit- we are continually pleased to see this great project recognized at a national level.
On Friday, September 29, LMSA and the San Francisco Art Institute will be conducting a tour of the new SFAI Fort Mason Center campus as part of AIA San Francisco's Architecture + the City Tour. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about both the renovation and seismic strengthening of the Pier 2 shed as well as the conversion of the pier into the new SFAI campus. Tickets are $15 for AIA SF members and $25 for non-members.
Students have officially begun moving in to the new San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason campus. We're very excited to finally unveil the newly renovated pier to the public, with public hours beginning August 30. We have been involved with Pier 2 for many years, first for the renovation and seismic strengthening of the pier followed by the installation of the new SFAI campus, and we have enjoyed being a part of the union between one of the city's oldest cultural institutions and an internationally-renowned art school. Be sure to check it out once students have had time to settle in - these white walls will be no more!
We are pleased to share that Jasen Bohlander, AIA, LEED AP and Aaron Thornton, AIA have been promoted to the position of Senior Associate. Jasen and Aaron both have extensive experience designing for public, private, and nonprofit clients in the Bay Area, and they share a powerful commitment to socially conscious and environmentally responsible architecture- we're excited to have them take on greater leadership roles in the firm.
Bill Leddy recently sat down with Tom Dioro at KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University's radio station, for their Modern Architect program. He discusses his inspiration for choosing to become an architect, what has made LMSA so successful, and more. Check it out!
LMSA participated in a study recently published by the AIA Committee on the Environment that investigated ten firms who have received at least three AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project awards and their secrets to sustainable design excellence. We loved being a part of it and sharing our experiences with the architecture community; be sure to check out Lance Hosey's summary of the report in Architect Magazine.
We are excited to share that Vanna Whitney has been promoted to Senior Associate!
Vanna has focused her more than 20-year career on underserved communities and environmental and social sustainability. As a valued leader at LMSA, she has made key contributions to the firm and the community. She has deep experience with multifamily housing and has led the firm's mentorship program and spoken on supportive housing at local and national events.
LMSA is thrilled to have been selected by the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors for the 2017 Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows on an architecture firm.
The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, an exemplary model of sustainable design since it opened in the fall of 2015, has officially been certified LEED Platinum.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects is committed to promoting a just, regenerative future for everyone. We perceive the results of the 2016 presidential election as a call to action to re-double our efforts to create environments that benefit all people, their communities and the planet. We stand for social equity, for healthy, prosperous communities, and for aggressively addressing climate change. We stand with the AIA Committee on the Environment and the California State Legislative Leaders.
UC Berkeley, and in particular the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge for its leadership in energy efficiency. The program is a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's university buildings and facilities, and Jacobs Hall exemplifies this principle by enjoying energy savings of 65%, or $41,000, after just five months of operation.
We are excited to share that we have received a 2016 Marvin Design Award! We are honored to be able to share our message with the world, and emphasize the importance of sustainable buildings and making good architecture accessible to everyone.
For the sixth year in a row, LMSA has been ranked by Architect Magazine as one of the top 50 firms in the nation!