SF Waldorf School: Architecture Class Press Release

May 6, 2014 History of Architecture Class
Peggy Fok, teacher   Wendy Bertrand, architect and guest speaker

History of Architecture Class

History of Architecture Class photo by Niles and Miranda

San Francisco Experts in Sustainable Design Share their Vision with the Next Generation Unique High School Program Connects Students with Leading Local Voices and the Power of Place ! San Francisco – A renowned group of San Francisco architects, authors, and sustainability experts will anchor a unique three-day educational program this week that connects graduating high school seniors with the structures, systems, and environment of their City!

The students are from San Francisco Waldorf High School’s History of Architecture class, one of several required courses designed to help seniors understand their emerging place in the world. Featured speakers include Wendy Bertrand, architect and author of the award-winning memoir, Enamored with Place, and Eric Corey Freed, founder of organicARCHITECT and expert in biomimicry architecture, a design discipline that relies on nature’s patterning and strategies to guide sustainability. !

Noted Freed: “We’ve left this world a mess for the next generation, so the very least we can do is to help motivate and inspire young people to work toward making the world a better place. I am excited to see what they come up with!

Program Itinerary: Please contact SFWS if you would like to attend any of the events below !

Tuesday, May 6
9:00 Enamored with Place author Wendy Bertrand on new directions in architecture, including PhD. programs in sustainable architecture at the SF Waldorf High School 470 West Portal Ave !

Thursday, May 8
8:30 Urban Farming Graze the Roof: Glide’s rooftop garden 330 Ellis St. !

9:30 Sustainable Municipal Building SF Public Utilities Commission (LEED-Platinum) 525 Golden Gate Ave !

11:45 Sustainable Design in Historic San Francisco Building Smith Group architects lead tour Bentley Reserve 301 Battery !

1:00 Biomimicry Architecture Award-winner architect and author Eric Corey Freed 301 Battery St.

2:30 Regional Transportation and Urban Housing Hub Transbay Transit Center 201 Mission Street !

3:00 Privately Owned Public Open Space Benjamin Osgood discusses workplace sustainability 343 Sansome St. !

4:00 Downtown Architectural Highlights Student presentation/walking tour 201 Mission Street– 140 Maiden Ln. !

Friday, May 9

8:30 What Shaped San Francisco? Walking tour with writer and educator Joel Pomerantz 10th & Lincoln SF Botanical Garden and California of Academy of Sciences !

11:00 Transformation of Public Streets David Winslow, Living Alleys 300 Linden St. !

1:00 Ecological Bicycle Tour Chris Carlsson, author, educator 518 Valencia St.

3:00 Green Building and Landscaping Eco-Center



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