MKThink is working with the City of San Francisco to help re-establish Market Street as the premier cultural, civic and economic center of SF. We recently deployed 7 sensor devices at nodes around the ‘Whispering Dishes’ on 4th and Market to investigate pedestrian use patterns. This will help MKThink better understand and analyze the interactions between people and their urban environments as well as aid us in our quest to develop tactful and innovative strategies for revitalizing public space. The Better Market Street Prototyping Festival is Thursday April 9th through Saturday April 11th. If you find yourself walking downtown on Market Street, stop and have a look!
MKThink has been featured on ArchDaily for the first time! Our work on The Nature Conservancy’s San Francisco Headquarters was profiled on the world’s most-visited architectural website. Using a mix of data and analysis to inform the design, the MKThink team worked with the organization to develop a new organizational system for staff to work effectively and efficiently in the space. You can read more about the project and see photos and analytics over on the ArchDaily post.
The Nature Conservancy’s San Francisco Headquarters were featured on Office Snapshots today, the second MKThink project to be featured on the popular interiors blog (Mozilla). The post showcases the project’s use of reclaimed and recycled materials, including pilings excavated from the adjacent construction site of the new Transbay Terminal and Salesforce Tower, as well as old-growth Redwood salvaged from Northern California, and a 100% wool-clad steel reception desk. You can read more about the project on the Office Snapshots website!
Our space for the Mozilla Corporation in Mountain View, CA has been named as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Coolest Office Spaces to Open in 2014! Created with the company’s culture of transparency as a core focus, the space expresses their unique mission with an open lobby space for large gatherings, smaller conference rooms equipped for inter-office teleconferencing, and collaborative zones that allow the company’s core of volunteers to interact with their full time employees seamlessly. The final design reflects a unique engagement of nearly all of Mozilla’s 260 employees, whose input was central in creating a space that maximizes utility and minimizes waste. Congratulations to the MKThink team!
You can read the full story here!
MKThink was featured in the Louisville Courier–Journal over the weekend in an article highlighting the revitalization of Louisville, Kentucky’s Portland neighborhood with a focus on urban farming. Spearheaded by MKThink and Louisville Grows, a foundation that distributes resident-grown produce throughout the city, the Healthy House will be a sustainable shotgun house. The structure, funded by philanthropist Christina Lee Brown and the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, “will house two apartments for interns, one chicken coop, three root cellars, four bee hives, and an orchard.” Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2015.
You can read more about the project and the urban garden movement in Louisville HERE!