Research + Initiatives
“Fifteen years in the making, ECCL is one of the nation’s first joint-use facilities where City and School cooperatively occupy a shared site.
So novel was the City-School district partnership that it required state legislation to modify the California Educational Code, which prior to enacment restricted nonschool use of school buildings."
-- Betel Yona, Urban Land Institute
Ideas in Development
Mobile Room Expansion
As a participant in TechCrunch's Disrupt SF Expo, our researchers have shown that a custom exterior elevator (mobile room) can be reserved and used to ‘expand’ living or office spaces by the hour.
The concept could reduce more than 30% of underutilized building footprint.
Warning: Do not overstay.
You might wake up in someone else's home
dsk architects, Stanford University, and Parisi Associates explored an unexpected connection point between rail and ferry -- the Oakland Airport.
Find out more about our presentation at the American Institute of Architects (San Francisco)
Electric Car Pods
Rest while traveling (Zero-emission). This network of electrical car pods with private enclosure could be located throughout the city's underutilized parking spaces in combination with solar PV canopy.
This is a research proposal in collaboration with UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy.
Note: The e-Pod is not a substitute for proper apartment rental arrangement.