De Anza College Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
As one of the first examples of a sustainable "green" building in the California Community College system, the 22,000 sq. ft. Kirsch Center is a state-of-the-art educational centre combining interdisciplinary environmental studies, energy management technology, and community outreach. Electrical energy use is projected to be at least 88% lower than a comparable building which meets California's new Title 24 energy standards.
Berea Ecovillage Berea College, Kentucky
Guided by intertwined educational, environmental, and social goals, the Ecovillage is a residential and learning complex designed to meet housing needs for student families, childcare for campus children, and provide a living/labor opportunity for students interested in sustainability and green design. The Ecovillage is first and foremost about education and is an example of "learning by doing". Residents and children learn valuable lessons in environmentally responsible living through everyday activities and shared experiences.
Integrated Marine Economic Ecology Zone (IMEEZ)
Integrated Marine Economic Ecology Zone (IMEEZ) Kilkieran, Ireland Client: CLEANFISH, SFO, Irish Seafood Producers Group
This project now in preliminary design and master planning is the vision of Tim O'Shea, the CEO of Cleanfish, the major US distributor of high quality farmed seafood products. The project originated with a directive to design a new fish processing plant in the Galway region of Ireland. The Irish Government had set aside a 25 acre piece of land on the sea to create a Marine Business Zone.
Environmental Education Center
Environmental Education Center Washington, District of Columbia
This design competition entry was done in collaboration with Kao Design Group, for a Discovery Museum to be developed on a brown field island in the middle of the Anacostia River, in Washington, DC.
University of California Hopland Research & Extension Center
University of California Hopland Research & Extension Center Roderick A. Shippey Field Laboratory & Education Facility
The project began with an on-site workshop with Center staff and UC Extension Agents to develop the goals, program and a plan for a modest, low-budget multi-use conference center and research labs. A good portion of the staff have been at the Center for decades and their deep knowledge of the place informed the design intent from the very beginning.
Swallow Valley Organic Farm
Swallow Valley Organic Farm, Freestone Sonoma County, California
This project represents a trend that EDC increasingly seems to be attracting: individuals, companies and institutions that focus on transforming investment capital into ecological and cultural capital to generate economic, ecologic, and community benefits for the long term.