THONET

WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
Community Foundation - Santa Cruz County, San Francisco, United States 
Friday 29 Jun 2012
 
A wise investment 
 
Photo © Tim Griffith 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Award Entry

Mark Cavagnero Associates designs new home for philanthropic organisation 

The Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has helped local donors invest wisely in their community since 1982. The Foundation desired a permanent home in order to control their administrative costs and securely anchor the non-profit as a community resource.

With generosity from local donors and philanthropists, the Foundation has developed a new home in Aptos, California. The new 10,000-sq-ft building embodies the organisation’s commitment to community engagement and sustainability.

The site is centrally located along a busy, main commercial corridor surrounded predominantly by single-story businesses. The building follows the slope of the land, which registers a 20-ft drop from the street level to the rear of the property.

The strategic siting helps shield the building from busy street traffic noise particularly on the east side where the public parking lot and the main entry are located. The main entry is designed to welcome visitors while also accommodating outdoor gathering spaces for community and social events.

Administrative and public spaces, clad in materials evoking a sense of permanence, securely anchors the Foundation as an enduring community resource.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Add your name to this project
Mark Cavagnero Associates
www.cavagnero.com

More projects by this architect

SFJAZZ Center

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Sava Pool

More Projects

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site