|The Sacred Heart Schools' Stevens Net Zero Library, in Atherton, |
CA, by WRNS Studio is LEED Platinum and designed to meet three petals
for the Living Building Challenge. Photo: Bruce Damonte.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Award-winning architecture and planning firm WRNS Studio joined CBE in April as part of the Taylor Engineering membership team. The 60-person firm, based in San Francisco, creates sustainable places for work, play, health, transit, and civic engagement. Recent projects include multiple buildings at UCSF Mission Bay, Adobe’s corporate campus in Utah, expansion of Intuit’s Mountain View campus, and the Hayes Valley Playground in San Francisco. They have received over 30 design awards since their founding in 2005, including an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award, several AIA design awards, and being named Architect magazine’s top firm of 2013. WRNS Studios’ design ethic is informed by sensitivity to place, contextual engagement, technical proficiency, and conservation. Currently, they are utilizing the CBE IEQ Occupant Survey for a large project with the Hawaii Department of Education. They are leading a project team to improve schools across Hawaii to become more sustainable and healthier for the students, teachers, and other faculty.