Innovation Project Winner for the Silicon Valley Structures Awards / Cupertino High School Science Complex

One year ahead of schedule and $3 million under budget, Cupertino High School’s new science complex received the 2018 Silicon Valley Structures Award for its Innovation Project category. The Fremont Union High School District worked with our team to bring new facilities, including outdoor classrooms, to the school’s growing STEM curriculum and enrollment.

Silicon Valley Business Journal explains the factors that led to these successes in the following article, originally published here.

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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland / New Outpatient Center Opening

Carducci Associates is excited to announce the opening of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Outpatient Center. Designed as a LEED for Healthcare Silver project, this new 89,000 square foot center is the East Bay’s pediatric specialty care facility was completed in partnership with HDR and Taylor Design, and includes an outdoor rehabilitation clinic. The design emphasized connections to the existing facilities and surrounding neighborhood, using landscape elements such as the sensory garden at the visitor’s entrance and children’s play area. The building’s “colorful glass and panel facade” and landscape designs are integrated to create vibrant spaces for children’s health and healing; colored panels on the building’s exterior .

View our project details here.

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Celebrating Leadership At Carducci Associates / Monty Hill Promoted to Senior Associate!

Carducci Associates is excited to announce our growth in leadership with the promotion of landscape architect Monty Hill, LEED AP, CID, to Senior Associate! For five years, Monty has brought his sense of beauty and technical expertise to many teams and projects, always with singular calm, respect, and thoughtfulness. With this promotion, we celebrate Monty’s achievements in the firm.

Monty began his career as a civil engineer focused on the technical aspects of watershed analysis, hydrology, and stormwater management. Subsequently, his interest shifted to the design of people-oriented spaces and the creative aspects of landscape projects.

Monty returned to school to study landscape architecture at UC Berkeley Extension. Concurrently, he was able to immediately apply his new skills at a high-end residential landscape firm designing poolside rural retreats and sustainable urban garden spaces using refined materials. After graduating with distinction, Monty turned to public and commercial design opportunities to apply his creativity and technical skills to the wider audience that Carducci Associates affords. He enjoys making a difference in the lives of everyday people by creating functional, sustainable environments such as Willows Shopping Center, Fallon Sports Park, and Cupertino High School. In his new role, Monty looks forward to working on future projects at Carducci Associates and mentoring the next wave of landscape architects.

Grasses glow as the evening sets in at the Willows Shopping Center, Concord, California.

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Design Outdoor Learning Spaces to Transform Children’s Lives / Principal Lattanzio Writes in Learning By Design Magazine

Principal Vince Lattanzio, ASLA, co-authored “Design Outdoor Learning Spaces to Transform Children’s Lives” in the Summer 2018 issue of Learning By Design, accessible ​here.

Written with Vicki Moore (Director, Founder of Living Classroom) and Dr. Jill Goodman Gould, PhD and Linda Stevenin (Artik Art & Architecture), they describe a philosophy of outdoor learning that Carducci Associates develops through numerous school designs throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. These biophilic learning environments are featured in the Academics + Childcare projects on our website.

Principal Vince Lattanzio co-authors article in 2018 Summer Issue of Learning By Design.

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