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November 2004
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Design Forward Newsletter November 2004
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  • Downtown Washington's New Green Roof
  • Clean Energy Goes to College
  • We can sell for you on eBay
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  • Greetings!

    Welcome to the November 2004 newsletter from Design Forward. Please take some time to enjoy this month's features.

    Quote of the Month: "Whichever technique he chooses, the architect's function is to propose a way of life."
    - P. Smithson 1963

    Lisa Van Veen

    Downtown Washington's New Green Roof

    In architecturally sedate Washington, D.C., it appears that the green roof phenomenon has at last taken root. At 1425 K Street, NW, in the heart of the business district, a public/private collaboration among Blake Real Estate, Casey Trees Endowment, and DC Greenworks has yielded the city's first commercial green roof. At 3,500 square feet, the roof will provide a weather monitoring station for a local news affiliate, a rainwater control area, and, perhaps most importantly, a sliver of nature in the midst of the nation's capital. Eager to see how a rooftop can provide an urban oasis, AIArchitect arranged a tour with Barbara Deutsch, senior director, programs and research for Casey Trees, and Kelliann Whitley, property manager for Blake Real Estate.

    Article & Picture AIA

    Clean Energy Goes to College

    There is a new wave of activism sweeping across college campuses. Student groups are coordinating efforts to reduce fossil-fuel dependency by pushing for more renewable alternatives, and putting forth specific goals for their colleges.

    "This is a growing movement," says Billy Parish, director of the Climate Campaign, a network of 10 student environmental organizations. "What's driving it is the Bush administration's disastrous energy policy."

    Article emagazine

    We can sell for you on eBay

    Do you have building materials or architectural items which you would like to sell on eBay.com? Do you have no idea how to get started? Design Forward is offering services as a Trading Assistant on eBay. We can sell your items for you.

    I specialize in architectural items, house & home items, computer software (especially architectural & drafting) and art. However, I will sell items of all prices in all categories. I will research your item, create an accurate listing, and package and ship your item. I also offer pick up in the San Gabriel Valley. Please call me to discuss your items. I will work with you to make this the best eBay experience you can have!


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