The word is spreading on the eco/social benefits of co-working in the greenest building in the bay. Read, and enjoy 🙂
Slag, Slabs, and Social Networks
By Anneli Rufus
What I Like
“We think of the Brower Center as more ‘art’ than ‘building,'” says Amy Tobin, the center’s executive director, noting the visible irregularities in its walls.
“There’s so much concrete that there are a lot of hard surfaces and right angles,” says Meredith Walters, the Hub’s “community builder.” “We’ve been adding soft surfaces, curves, and organic materials.”
At David Brower Center, salvaged wood becomes a bench (left); thinkers convene in the Hub’s meeting space (top right); woven wood graces the atrium (bottom right).
At the Hub, a “coworking space” in Berkeley, California, ambient sunlight plays across two dozen figures hunched over laptops at petal-shaped tables. They peer into the future while surrounded by the past.
GOOD has posted a recap of the KIVA Birthday celebration from two weeks ago. We have to celebrate our success, and reaching 700+ guests to honor KIVA is definitely one of our largest achievements here at Hub Bay Area!
Hundreds of social enterprise organizations were represented at the event, fostering countless conversations and connections valuable to all attendees. The growing interest and emergence of social enterprise organizations was clear at the Kiva celebration, signaling a bright enterprising future! -Isis Krause, GOOD
Anis Salvesen from PhilanthroPost published a great article on KIVA’s 4th Birthday Party. It summed up the event nicely. What a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of an innovator like KIVA, with a guest list of 700 attendees sharing our passion for creative approaches to social change.
We would like to echo KIVA’s big thank you to all our guests, musicians, and sponsors. Well done! Your generosity is much appreciated.