The Pandemic-fueled disruptions to how and where we work have denuded our downtowns of life. The 27% office vacancy rate in San Francisco is a 50-year high — the equivalent of sixteen Salesforce Towers sitting empty. Downtown Seattle, EHDD’s other home base, is close behind, at 22%. The economic impacts go far beyond the professional […]
After gifting our office an intricate and ornamental tree, Glennis breaks down her artistic, masterful, and atypical approach to decorating
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) recently unveiled its new all-electric headquarters which features an innovative microgrid and goes far beyond “net zero energy” standards by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the State’s electric grid.
New leadership approach sets the scene for growth and evolving client and community responsiveness
On June 21st, we launched the Early Phase Integrated Carbon Assessment (EPIC) tool as a web application.
We are delighted to announce the promotions of ten EHDD team members who will continue to advance the firm’s vision to create a collectively greater future for our clients, society, and the environment.
Scott Shell honored with the 2021 USGBC Regional Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council for his work as a leading voice among architects for decarbonization in California.
In 2020 EHDD received a ONEder grant from One Workplace to engage students, faculty, and thought-leaders in a dialog to think beyond the current challenges and reimagine a new vision of Higher Education. Our report includes a toolkit for designers and educators, including ideas, research, and resources. Now is our chance as designers to contribute […]
EHDD is pleased to announce that Seattle-based Patano Studio Architecture (PSA) is officially joining San Francisco-based EHDD. The merger formalizes the firm’s expansion plans to build a more significant presence on the U.S. West Coast. With this merger, Christopher Patano, Founder of PSA, becomes a Partner at EHDD. “EHDD has been an unquestioned leader at […]
A Utopia of libraries and pools. I’ve been having recurring dreams about libraries and pools–and no wonder, it’s been more than a hundred days since I stepped foot or dipped toe in either of them. I look longingly at the books in my neighborhood library safely distant behind glass. They, I am sure, miss me […]
At EHDD, we are forward thinking. We think and design with tomorrow in mind, and we are making that future more sustainable. We recognize the importance of existing buildings, and transform them into certified, sustainable structures that can carry us into the future.
The EPIC tool brings together operational and embodied carbon impacts and potential sequestration measures, on a level playing field and measured over a project life cycle so we can see more clearly where we get the biggest, and most immediate, bang for the buck.
Please join us in congratulating Heidi Hanzawa, Samantha Lautman, Jay Manzo, Jessica Sano, and Yew-Hoe Tan on their promotions to Associate at EHDD.
EHDD is thrilled to inaugurate a Research Fellowship Program this summer in lieu of our traditional student internships.
An Invitation to Join Us in Countering the Climate Crisis.
I first heard the phrase “Alone Together” from a UC San Diego student last year on a panel at a Higher-Education-focused design conference, well-before any whispers of the forthcoming pandemic…
Co-housing, Co-living, and Limited Equity Housing Collectives are a few potential design options for an overcrowded San Francisco Bay Area.
November 14, 2019
How are image sharing applications changing the way we design and construct buildings?
The qualitative approach to our material investigation focused on depth, variability, and luminosity.
A short history of the open office and what comes next.
There is a long tradition of experimental housing at the School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT), formerly known as the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
One of my favorite parables is about two rival painters. It takes place in the first century, in Athens.
For the past 15 years my architecture firm, EHDD, has been advancing the concept of net zero energy buildings as a response commensurate with the scale of the challenge of climate change. Morgan Creek Ventures’ goals for Boulder Commons took the stakes up a notch and led to an innovative, unexpected solution. Until Boulder Commons […]
Blowfish, Bread and Beer
The San Mateo Public Library is Thriving at its 10 Year Anniversary
The latest AIA 2030 Commitment report was released early October (2016), and the results are sobering. The target for year 2015 is a 70% reduction in energy use across a firm’s portfolio as measured against an existing building baseline, a step up from 60% goal in 2014. Projects reported only an average savings of 38%, […]
EHDD: Providing Design to the Stewards of “America’s Best Idea”
Homes & Escapes Designed by EHDD
Looking towards the future of our library spaces
Expo Milano 2015 to Design Milan Week 2016
Exploiting Opportunities in Retrofit Projects
What’s next for Net Zero Energy?
How Age and Gender Effect the Path to Carbon Neutrality
“EHDD Makes” – A look at how EHDD cultivates design and creativity away from the desk
EHDD’s Phoebe Schenker reflects on her experience working with Ecoviva and The 1% Program
A Crazy Idea for a Crazy Time
Designing for Residential Towers for the 21st Century
Design inspiration has no borders
Rethinking the Kala Nagar Traffic Junction
EHDD’s pro bono project at neighboring Mission High School
What does this accomplishment really mean?
The Presidio Exchange Concept
Land a Job after Architecture School
How Design Innovates Beyond Sustainability
How Can Design Shape the Future for Children?
What Lessons Does a Medieval City Have to Offer for an Urban Design Junkie?
EHDD Teams with Nibbi for a Special Design Project
Fifteen Years of the Tenderloin Community School
5 Days, 150 Cyclists, 300 Miles: EHDD’s Inspiring Journey Through California
The Event and The City
Australia and California Share the Same Values, Despite Being on Different Hemispheres
EHDD Joins the Urban Regeneration Movement
This Non-Profit Leads the Way with Net Zero Energy Next-Generation Workplace
Can design thinking spread beyond the design profession?
The struggle between nature and culture redefines a San Francisco landmark.
BIM, the final frontier, or is it just the beginning?
EHDD looks to the values of the past to reinforce our current sustainable initiatives.
Re-evaluating the architectural curriculum to better inform the profession.
Envisioning a new masterplan for a 24-acre site in a northern suburb of the city.
The New York Times Article Raises Fundamental Issues about How to Create Truly Livable and Sustainable Cities
EHDD gives identity to the College of Arts & Sciences Building at Valparaiso University.
America, Meet Architect Barbie. That’s Ms. Barbie, AIA, to You.
Vanity Fair Recently Polled Leading Critics, Deans of Architecture Schools, and Architects with Two Questions
Jennifer Devlin, Principal, reflects on her visit to China.
A small group of folks from the office attended a fantastic tour of the San Francisco dump.