BTD was delighted to hear that we have two projects that recently received awards. Both awards are related to the idea of people needing dynamic, outdoor space to test their ideas, socialize, connect and grow food.
The O’Donohue Family Educational Farm at Stanford University was given a Citation Award by SF AIA. https://www.aiasf.org/page/StanfordEducationalFarm This project is a working agricultural complex and living lab to test social and environmental aspects of farming and agriculture.
RYSE Commons is one of Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards in the Spaces, Places and Cities category. https://www.fastcompany.com/90328033/this-center-is-a-space-for-at-risk-youth-to-learn-how-to-create-changeThe campus is based on the needs of youth in Richmond who were involved in the site program development. The campus includes a central courtyard for art, sports and socializing; a meditation garden for therapy and a garden for growing food.
We feel privileged to be a part of the creation of these spaces and are confident that they will help foster healthy communities and sustainable agriculture for years to come.