Category Archives: Sustainability

APDW Stand With Greta

August 20, 2019

We, APDW, #StandWithGreta and pledge to 1. support those who wish to participate in the Climate Strike on September 20 2. encourage our firm members to be Citizen Architects 3. share our pledge with our clients, consultants, and suppliers On August 20, 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg walked out of her Stockholm school and stood in…

APDW joins California Green Business Network

August 2, 2019

APDW is now a certified California Green Business. This means that our studio environment complies with the environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality. We believe that our daily habits and decisions such as using LED light fixtures, recycled papers and ink, non-toxic cleaners, compost bins might be…

Breaking Ground on a Ground Breaking Design at SFSU

February 1, 2019

Cranes and construction fences have popped up at the corner of Valera and Holloway Avenue near SFSU where the new Holloway Avenue Student Housing and Mixed Use Building broke ground, December 3, 2018. APDW has been working with Gould Evans Architecture on a new landscape and building that “stitches” together the surrounding neighborhood with the existing…

Have You Ever Wondered?

September 29, 2018

Have you ever wondered how these are all connected? They’re all part of SITESv2 Materials Credits! Come join April Philips, Hunter Beckham, and Meg Calkins at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to find out more. SITES Materials Credits for Project Life Cycle: Deconstruction, Reuse, Specification, & Maintenance SAT-A11 October 20th  11 am- 12:30 pm Room 122

We are GLADIATORS FOR CHANGE!

September 21, 2018

Last week the Paris Accord came to San Francisco. The Bay Area erupted in excitement as some of the greatest minds came together to strategize on how to save Mother Earth.  The Global Climate Action Summit 2018 was a wonderful opportunity to bring climate action to the forefront of everyday conversation. So often it is…

Rise for Climate March

September 7, 2018

People are coming together all over the world this Saturday, September 8th for the Rise for Climate March to show leaders we want to save the climate we all depend on. Join us this weekend in downtown San Francisco or a city near you for a global day of action as we march for our…

Landscape Architects Off to Change the World!

August 25, 2018

April and Gary are preparing for their Climate Reality Leadership Training and will be off to Los Angeles on this new adventure early next week. Stay tuned to hear more on what they learned and how we can work together in the future to enact change. bit.ly/LosAngelesTraining #LeadOnClimate @ClimateReality @AlGore