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...

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...

From Gully to Gallery: Restoration Art in Berkeley

It’s all about the materials. That was my impression after previewing a new exhibit featuring the work of ecological artist Daniel McCormick. Methods and Materials: Ecological Art in Practice opens January 27 at the Hazel Wolf Gallery in the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The pieces are bold, textural,...

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...

Gallery gang goes gaga for Goldsworthy

Sculptor Reuben Margolin, determined to use natural materials for a kinetic “Wave” sculpture at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, searched fruitlessly in local parks for tule reeds, which American Indians once used to build. Finally, his father, publisher and scholar of Indians Malcolm Margolin, directed him to Charlie...

Jordan Exhibit Visualizes Eco-Disaster

Did you know that 28,000 42-gallon barrels of oil are consumed every two minutes in the United States? How about that 270,000 sharks are killed worldwide everyday for their fins? Yeah, neither did I until recently, and it’s not difficult to imagine why. Though staggering statistics such as these...

Green to the (Structural) Core: A home for environmental and social action is true to the legacy of its namesake

A quick glance at the tenant directory in the lobby of the David Brower Center reveals that the four-story structure in downtown Berkeley, California, is not a typical office building. Names like the Earth Island Institute, the Green Jobs Network, and the Bay Area Open Space Council, give visitors...

Flooded Out of Mexico?

This summer, the David Brower Center, an environmental hub in Berkeley, California, is hosting the exhibition Water, Rivers and People. With images (like this one) of soiled rivers, flooded towns, and citizens mourning the loss of their land, their loved ones and their livelihoods, this remarkable photography exhibit visually...

Yes We Icon: SOLE Food Movement Needs Images

To mark the opening of “Water, Rivers and People (Agua, Ríos y Pueblos),” a photography exhibition about people’s relationship with rivers and their struggle to protect them from destructive dams, mining projects, and other threats, International Rivers held a panel discussion with two of the exhibit’s photographers and two...

Water, Rivers, and People Opening: Show Plunges Into Water Issues

With oil spilling out of the Gulf of Mexico, drought besieging West Africa’s Sahel region and more bad news about the increasingly instability of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the David Brower Center’s “Water, Rivers and People” exhibition is particularly timely. Presented in partnership with International Rivers and the...