Anybody who’s been to San Francisco recently knows that the new hotspots are in the Mission District. (A nice turn-about considering that the neighborhood is also home to the city’s oldest building, the adobe Old Mission chapel at Mission Dolores, which turns 222 this year.) Which is why when ARCHITECT comes to town on June 5 to hold the next in our roving series of Integrative Design Workshops, we’re hitting up the Mission, in a place so cool, it doesn’t even need vowels: The NWBLK.
John Boecker, AIA, is leading the workshop, presented by ARCHITECT and AIA San Francisco, which will look at the concepts behind integrative design, at case studies, and at step-by-step processes for implementing this design approach. Boecker is a founding partner of multi-disciplinary firm 7Group, and the author of The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability (Wiley, 2009). The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program goes until 8:00 p.m.; attendees will receive one HSW LU. Check out all the details about the program here.
And after attending the seminar and perusing the wares at the new gallery-curated retail space—the NWBLK opened only a few months ago—you’ll be done just in time to grab dinner at one of the restaurants nearby. (We’re not sure about you, but, well, anything at Central Kitchen sounds pretty tasty.)
UPDATE: Congrats to @BLENDarchCom for correctly identifying that Thom Mayne's only building in the city is the San Francisco Federal Building, which opened in 2007. It is part of the body of work that led to Mayne’s 2013 Gold Medal.See Mayne speak about his portfolio, including this project, at the AIA Convention in Denver, June 20–22.
Question for Tuesday, June 5: What firm designed the new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) administrative building, which city and county officials wanted to be “the greenest urban building in the United States”?
Check back on this post every business day at 9:00 a.m. PST through Wednesday, June 5, for a new question and a new chance to win. ARCHITECT will announce winners here and over Twitter via @architectmag.
Please be prepared to attend the event if you answer correctly. Transportation and boarding costs aren't included.