The Center for Architecture + Design, together with GOOD, held a joint meeting of the San Francisco Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission at City Hall on July 19, with a presentation by Renee Chow.
The Challenge: How can civic leaders balance a desire for contemporary sustainable architecture in the historic South of Market neighborhood?
The Designer: Renee Chow is internationally recognized for her expertise in residential and urban design. Renee is an associate professor of architecture and co-chair of the urban design program at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also founding principal of Studio Urbis in Berkeley.
The Response: Live, work or play in SoMa? Have a thought or comment about the area? Let us know what you think. Renee Chow’s presentation is available below – just click the image to view. Join the conversation with @AIASF at #rethinksoma.
About GOOD: As more people around the world move into urban environments, increasing attention has been placed on the functionality of the city- the way it works and how it can work better. For the past four years, the Center for Architecture + Design has hosted events asking designers to present solutions to “intractable urban problems.” (On September 27, 2012, three design teams will present design solutions to three different problems at One Market as the conclusion of the Architecture and the City festival.)