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Design of all new buildings in California, including schools, will be required to meet zero-net energy standards by 2030, but we have a large stock of older school facilities that will continue to consume water and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions for the remainder of their useful lives.
Two years ago, H+A facilitated a 5-week design workshop with students, school staff and faculty atLighthouse Community Charter School in East Oakland to transform an existing classroom into a new makerspace aptly named Creativity Lab. This week we went back to check on how things were going - and they were going great!
The cheerleading team from Belmont Notre Dame High School gave a rousing performance at the opening for San Francisco International Airport’s T3 East Concourse on Monday evening. The teens performed cheers, aerial lifts and dance routines to close out the opening gala event at SFO’s T3, which opens to the public on Wednesday, November 18, just in time for Thanksgiving travel.
Hamilton+Aitken Architects is one of seven architectural firms statewide that have been selected by the Division of the State Architect to participate in DSA’s 7x7x7: Design Energy Water program. The seven firms were chosen to develop innovative ideas to conserve energy and water that can be applied to existing schools.
Hamilton + Aitken’s design staff was hard at work all summer break to help the entire construction team accomplish their goals of completing several phases of construction on time for first day of school.