Levy Art + Architecture is founded on the principle that architecture is the thoughtful synthesis of concepts, materials and their assembly. Our work is inspired by a commitment to research as a basis for the design process. This knowledge, embodied by form, structure and light, defines spaces that transform our daily experience and influence the way we live.
We approach each project as an exploration that is technically innovative and challenges assumed conventions. Sustainability and site specificity are integral to the practice, informing spatial relationships and building systems. We engage in an inclusive process, working with our clients and the community to discover and realize the potential in every program.
USGBC is a non profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
SF Environment’s mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term well being by developing innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, and urban forest. As a city agency, they foster groundbreaking legislation, and educate the public by providing comprehensive and accessible information on a variety of practices, which serve as models for other cities and countries.
ADPSR works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. They believe that design practitioners have a significant role to play in the well-being of our communities. The program goals are to raise professional and public awareness of critical social and environmental issues, further responsive design and planning, and honor persons and organizations whose work exemplifies social responsibility.
The mission of the Viet Nam Green Building Council is threefold: FACILITATE green building and emissions reductions in Viet Nam; EDUCATE key sectors on the necessity of sustainable and adaptive building; and ADAPT communities and the built environment to the unavoidable consequences of global climate change.