Photo exhibit explores local sea life

How much life passes through a single one-foot by one-foot spot in the San Francisco Bay every day? Photographer David Liittschwager set out to answer that question over the course of 14 days this past spring. From a sailboat anchored in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, he...

The aliens have landed!

Naturalist E.O. Wilson once wrote that “a lifetime can be spent in a Magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree.” Easy for him to say: He’s made a distinguished career out of studying ants and a lot of other little wriggly things that most of us dread...

New Photo Exhibit Reveals Diversity in a Cubic Foot of SF Bay

The Golden Gate Bridge, approaching its 75th anniversary in May 2012, is the most photographed bridge in the world — but what about what lies underneath it? Photographer David Liittschwager decided to address just that. As part of his “One Cubic Foot” series, Liittschwager photographed the abundance of life...

Imagineering at David Brower Center

Sierra Club founder David Brower advised activists: “Have a good time saving the world. Otherwise, you’re just going to depress yourself.” We need to start thinking seriously about human futures. The 22 Bay Area artists selected for Hello Tomorrow by the Berkeley Art Museum’s Lucinda Barnes, the Brower Center’s...

David Brower Center becomes first LEED Platinum-certified building in Berkeley

Designed by San Francisco-based WRT Design, the building was named after the prominent environmentalist David Brower and is also one of only 30 in the San Francisco Bay Area to secure LEED Platinum. The facility includes 50,000 square feet of office space, public education space, and a restaurant. The...

Eco-Friendly Artist Breaks the Mold

While many artists are looking to make their mark, eco-artist Daniel McCormick tries to do just the opposite. The Bay Area artist, who holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from UC Berkeley, installs sculptures in eroded gullies and riverbanks to restore damaged ecosystems, hoping that after a few...

Green From The Ground Up

The 45,000 ft2 Brower Center has received a LEED Platinum rating with a score of 55 out of 60 possible. It is the first building of its kind in Berkeley and one of fewer than 10 such buildings in northern California. The Center includes a restaurant, meeting rooms, a...

Green From The Ground Up

A radiant heating and cooling system is at the forefront of the David Brower Center’s sustainable features. Buildings don’t get much more sustainable than the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Calif. The nonprofit facility bills itself as an inspiring home for environmental and social action by combining both offices...

See Artist in Action at Berkeley’s Brower Center

The David Brower Center is giving guests a unique opportunity to take part in art beyond just viewing it. Award-winning ecological artist Daniel McCormick’s latest creation is on display at the David Brower Center, whose new exhibit will display examples of McCormick’s unique work in which he fuses art...