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Urban Fabrick Partners with IPI and CLF

Urban Fabrick Partners with IPI and CLF

One of the core values of Urban Fabrick is collaboration that enables a more sustainable built environment. To that end, we are excited to announce partnerships with the International Partnering Institute (IPI) and Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF).

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Should Architects Design Prisons?

Should Architects Design Prisons?

It’s not every day that a small firm like ours finds one of its core members included in an article on the front page of the Arts section of the New York Times. Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman took the time during a recent trip to San Francisco

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New York City’s Drive Toward 80 by 50 Gathers Steam

New York City’s Drive Toward 80 by 50 Gathers Steam

Many members of New York City’s green building community were slightly worried that the sustainability programs and initiatives started during the Bloomberg administration would perhaps not continue with the needed momentum under the current Mayor Bill de Blasio. In other words, we were not sure if the

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Green Construction Volunteer Training Program in San Mateo

Green Construction Volunteer Training Program in San Mateo

Urban Fabrick team members Bill Worthen and Avery Kintner are excited to be facilitating a workshop on Green Design and Construction for the RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy Program in San Mateo County. Deeply committed to empowering communities about sustainability and the practice of responsible environmental stewardship, Bill and

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Wolfgang Werner Joins Urban Fabrick as Principal of NYC Office

Wolfgang Werner Joins Urban Fabrick as Principal of NYC Office

Urban Fabrick is delighted to announce the newest member of our team, Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty. Wolfgang is an architect and building sustainability expert with extensive consulting and education experience, who is motivated by the urgency for our generation to respond to the

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Bill Worthen Speaking About Water Reuse at Net Positive Conference

Bill Worthen Speaking About Water Reuse at Net Positive Conference

What do you know about water reuse? Your next project very likely has a water source or two that can be used for non-potable applications, but can you permit it? How do you address the ‘yuck’ factor? Join Bill Worthen, Paula Kehoe and Emilie Hagen at the

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Biophilia Goes Mainstream

Biophilia Goes Mainstream

After attending the Building Health Forum last week (a USGBC-NCC hosted event at UCSF in Mission Bay, San Francisco) and seeing some crazy, sexy, cool images of workplaces that incorporate biophilic design (Google ranks high, no surprise), it became clear that biophilia is no longer a concept

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GOOD DESIGN is a building with a purpose

GOOD DESIGN is a building with a purpose

The founders of GOOD DESIGN Co-Working Studio are actively seeking partners for a first-of-its-kind collaborative workspace, design center and showplace focused on sustainable building practices. Our goal is to transform an existing well-maintained 2-story building in San Francisco’s Central SoMa Neighborhood into a net zero energy and

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Bill Worthen Selected as 2014 LEED Fellow

Bill Worthen Selected as 2014 LEED Fellow

Urban Fabrick announces that Bill Worthen has been named a 2014 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals. “The 2014

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Who Designed That?

Who Designed That?

Who Designed That? is an interactive night of fun and games for design aficionados of all industries during San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival 2014. Come find out if you know Who Designed That? 6·9 pm, Tuesday, September 9th AIA San Francisco Gallery 130 Sutter Street,

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