Linden Tree Presentation: April 18 (at) 6:30pm.
Creativity Explored: Unlocking the Artistic Mind
Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities, create, exhibit, and sell art.
Creativity Explored Studio Manager and Visual Arts Instructor Paul Moshammer, who practices and exhibits professionally in the Bay Area and beyond, will talk about the dynamic of mutual influence in the Creativity Explored studio and its effect on the staff's work (and vice versa).
Linden Tree presentation: June 8 (at) 7:00pm
The Urban Land Conservancy: Fix Everything
The Urban Land Conservancy is a non-profit development group formed for the express purpose of transforming and repurposing sites in impacted urban neighborhoods and communities, projects which are not economically viable on a conventional basis.
ULC, as a non-profit development entity, brings together a variety of capitalization options unavailable to the for-profit developer. This allows it to tackle complicated projects by viewing the project through a long-term lens instead of the short term “minimize risk, get the money out” perspective conventional capital is, by its nature, bound to.
The long-term economic benefit to the agencies, municipalities, and land owners, as well social, cultural, and environmental benefits to the end users, the adjoining neighborhoods and communities as a whole are tangible and achievable.
Long-term economic value and relationships breed successful and flourishing communities. Self-sustaining development requires long term planning, design, and system implementation which measures success via multiple bottom lines: quality of life, health, productivity, minimal carbon footprint, creativity, job and business creation, housing production, nature, all combining to create vibrant, active, safe, efficient and enjoyable communities and neighborhoods.
Linden Tree presentation: May 11 (at) 7:00pm
David Fletcher will be presenting recent work, which will include planning work, commercial projects, and speculative works.
Linden Tree presentation: March 9 (at) 7:00pm
HUMANE MODERNISM: The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Karl Backus, AIA and Greg Mottola, AIA principals based in the San Francisco office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an architecture, planning and interiors firm will present four case studies that illustrate the firm’s design philosophy: one creative workplace, one urban retail, one academic, and one residence.
Linden Tree Presentation: January 12th (at) 7:00pm
CITY DESIGN FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
John Kriken is an internationally known city planner and urban designer and the founder of SOM’s San Francisco-based Urban Design & Planning Studio. He served as a general partner from 1994-2004. His professional experience has ranged from plans for new cities to downtowns and neighborhoods, as well as to campus plans for leading corporations and universities.
Linden Tree Presentation: November 10th (at) 7:00pm
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: Public Art by Reed Madden Designs
Jeffrey Reed and Jennifer Madden are a husband-and-wife design/build team that creates site-specific, sculptural environments for both public and private clients.
Trained as architects in the 1980’s, Reed and Madden have spent the last decade focusing on public art and place-making environments. Reed and Madden are designers, sculptors and CA licensed contractors who build in a variety of materials including bronze, stainless steel, concrete, earth, glass and stone. Philosophically, they aim to create poetic spaces that encourage gathering and contemplation using three-dimensional metaphors.
Linden Tree Presentation: October 13th (at) 7:00pm
ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL: Evidence of Evolution
Drawing from a new book published by Abrams, N.Y., Susan’s presentation will take you into natural history museum collections that the public rarely sees, sharing her photographs of scientific specimens from the beautiful to the bizarre, which illustrate aspects of Darwin’s theory of the evolution of life.
Linden Tree Presentation: August 11th (at) 7:00pm
MEASURING SPACE – Quiet observations combining landscape and architecture.
Lyle Gomes is a photographer and educator whose long-term study of human-made landscapes has been supported by both a Fulbright (Britain) and a Rockefeller Foundation residency, Bellagio, Italy. His previous project, Imagining Eden, was published by University of Virginia Press in 2005.
Linden Tree Presentation: June 9th (at) 7:00pm
INNOVATION & PROCESS – A peek into the journey of inventing and developing an innovative device in emergency patient ventilation
As a team member of Smart Design in New York City, Ian Halpern contributed to award winning designs for clients such as Burton Snowboards, Johnson & Johnson, Oxo, and Hewlett Packard. Following a brief stint with IDEO's medical device studio and the BioDesign group at Stanford, he co-founded ArtiVent Corporation – a medical device company that has attained FDA clearance for its first product.
Linden Tree Presentation: May 12th (at) 7:00pm
EXAMINING FORM IN JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & FASHION
Sarah Lonsdale is an editor and co-founder of the online interiors site, REMODELISTA. She worked in television and advertising for many years, of which nine were spent in Tokyo. She is the author of ‘Japanese Style’ which was published by Carlton books in 2001. She was also a contributor to an online Japanese woman’s magazine long before blogs ever existed. She has lived in London, Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco and currently lives in the Napa Valley.