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March 21, 2020 from 12:00 am
The Foundation, like many non-profits will have a delayed schedule for visitors, which will depend on the duration of this pandemic. The gardens will be open after May 15th to individual visits with six foot distancing, in groups of no more than 4, unless otherwise stated on this website. We wish all well.
Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.

Some New Sustainability Ideas in Architecture

August 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, August 20, 2016,  from 1 pm to 5 pm for a one day conference followed by a reception.

Four long-established architects explored recent projects that contain innovative ideas in the integration of high conservation and alternate energy solutions with real world conditions and constraints. Roc Caivano in Maine converted a military base brick building to a state of the art research facility. Lawrence Linder Louisiana has created a generic housing type that can restore urban street fronts broken by parking lots, increasing density, and be aloof from flooding. Robert Shannon in New Mexico has combined a new type of SIPS panel with aerated-autoclaved concrete exterior panels and solar air collectors to produce 3 residential structures. Dan Scully in New Hampshire has restored a 19th century mansion designed by Peabody and Stern into a carbon neutral future.

Each discussed their projects (which were also presented on the gallery walls from 8/20/9/10) with Q&A, and then a reception with food and drink followed.

This was a free event sponsored by the Foundation.