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Celebrating Sustainability in 2016

Each year, we share the sustainability achievements of our projects and our office operations with the Sustainable Action Celebration. Clients and partners join SERA’s staff to celebrate that progress, and to take a look at our goals for the coming year.

This year’s theme was Cross Pollination, where we explored our advancements studio-by-studio, from healthy materials to reduced-impact buildings to regenerative ecosystems. Sharing this work with others across the organization is the best way to support our commitment to sustainability on a larger scale.

Presentation boards posted around the office elaborate on these narratives. View them below to learn more, or download the boards to explore in depth (5.7 mb PDF).

Sustainable Action Celebration boards

 

Thanks to all who attended, and a special thank you to our client Argyle Winery for punctuating the event with a selection of fine wines!

Check out photos of the event:

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Employees gather for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

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Presentation boards are posted throughout the office for at-a-glance summaries of our studio presentations.

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Principal Don Eggleston speaks about SERA’s three AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE)-winning projects.

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SERA’s Director of Sustainability Mark Perepelitza welcomes guests with opening comments.

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Matt Piccone, the Sustainability Action Committee chair, explains the night’s game and prizes – architectural scales laser cut from scraps in SERA’s model shop. Very sustainable!

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Principal Joe Pinzone shows a guest our 2030 Challenge materials.

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Employees and guests discuss our Civic studio efforts

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Employees gather around the Urban Planning and Design boards.

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SERA’s Ben Weber fills out answers to his scavenger hunt game card.

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At another station, employees talk near the Hospitality presentation.

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SERA Principals Natasha Koiv and Don Eggleston talk with guests.

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