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    San Francisco Waldorf School: The David Bushnell Center for Athletics + Community

    Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

    REGISTER AIA Member: $15 | General: $20 | Student: $5

    Join us for this in-person building tour which will include the indoor and outdoor public spaces of the San Francisco Waldorf School including interior spaces of The David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community, as well as the High School which was the first LEED GOLD certified school in San Francisco.

    The Bushnell Center was conceived as a simple steel structure clad in cedar sid­ing to reinterpret the concrete buildings of the adjacent campus as a light-weight structure. A growing wall on the front fa­cade brings life to the street and further adds to the new identity for the campus.

    The project is a multi-functional exten­sion to the campus providing indoor athletic and performance space as well as an outdoor garden and courtyard. The building offers a flexible performance space or 358-seat gymnasium for the school and community. The outdoor planting invites the school and it’s neigh­bors to harvest seasonal plantings for weaving, artwork and eating. A PV cost analysis was conducted and the roof is designed to be solar-ready and to provide 100% of the campus power.

    Note: This tour is limited to 20 attendees; wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly to the ever-changing San Francisco weather! Visit San Francisco's COVID-19 resources for current guidelines at https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

    Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF).


    Richard Parker, AIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, 450 Architects

    As Founding Principal of 450 Architects, Richard is responsible for consensus building, design, and project management on a diverse range of projects for public and private clients including, award winning public open spaces, civic, educational, government, and residential buildings. Drawing from thirty-seven years of experience, he provides comprehensive architectural design services and excels at managing multidisciplinary teams on projects spanning multiple years. His strong project management and communications skills ensures projects are delivered on schedule and within budget. Clients include: the County of Marin DPW, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Waldorf School, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Department of the Environment, non-profit civic organizations and private individuals. He also advocates for changes to state and local building codes to facilitate green building development and contributed to the drafting of CAL Green – California’s first green building code.

    Top image: Front façade of The David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community; features a 25ft x 100ft growing wall | Credit: Garry Belinsky Photography

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    San Francisco Waldorf High School/David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community
    470 West Portal Avenue
    San Francisco, 94127