July 3, 2012
As reported in the previous blog post, last Friday, DPR team members attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new David and Lucile Packard Foundation Corporate Headquarters.
Established in 1964 by Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard and his wife, Lucile, the foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the country. The foundation promotes environmental restoration and protection, along with population and reproductive health, children, and the local community.
Attendees of the ribbon cutting enjoyed this delicious cake replica of the new foundation headquarters.
Guests were also treated to a tour of the facility with EHDD architects. A building designed for net-zero and LEED Platinum, the intention is to generate as much energy as it uses.
Here's the DPR team, cutting the ribbon (from left: Clement Balser, Mike Messick, Kaitlin Murchison and Mike Humphrey). Mike Humphrey called the project, “anything but traditional,” and said that it includes “some of the most advanced and sufficient systems available today.” He also praised the Packard Foundation for its commitment to stick to its vision.
Check out more of the news coverage from outlets such as Silicon Valley Mercury News and the Belmont Patch (which includes a comprehensive image slideshow of the event) here.