Kalmanovitz Library, UCSF

Placemaking design in Kalmanovitz Library
  • Cliente University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Arquitecto Green Furniture Concept
  • Año 2019
  • Localización San Francisco, California, USA
This furniture enhances the space so much, it will last, and it is contemporary and modern. Knowing that it is “green” and knowing that the owner of the company is amazing and friendly and supportive made all the difference…so in my mind, why stop here? Let’s continue and see if we can acquire more pieces around the UCSF Campus.
Sean Aloise, Assistant Director Administration & Communication at UCSF Facilities Services

There is a unique sanctuary tucked away on the main floor of the Kalmanovitz Library at UCSF Parnassus Heights. It overlooks the plush greenery and the Golden Gate Bridge, giving the USCF community a welcoming place to rest and recharge.

For the past 25 years, however, this lounge was a shabby and unwelcoming space, filled with dirty, old and ripped leather armchairs that were lined up in rows and decorated with food stains. The lounge was a magnet for community outsiders who would flock to the space to sleep and loiter all day long.

In an effort to fix this problem, the library set out to modify the furniture in the space transforming it into a clean and welcoming destination for the USCF community. The goal was to create a multi-purpose lounge for recitals, lectures, and more.

Haley McEwan, Director of Administration for the Library, submitted an entry into the university’s annual “First Impressions Contest.” This program awards ten submissions that propose enhancements to certain campus spaces – spaces that enhance and enrich campus life.

The library was chosen as one of the 10 winners in 2019. McEwan worked with Sean Aloise, Communications Manager at USCF and together they selected Green Furniture to enhance their library’s lounge. They chose the company’s Nova C Series because it is sculptural and architectural in design, easy to clean, beautiful and can be un-snapped and reconfigured for the various functions of the space. They were also delighted with the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability!

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trees planted thanks to this project

Products in this project

Módulos

Nova C Double Bench 100

Número de artículo NBED1
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Nova C Double Bench 150

Número de artículo NBED5
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Nova C Double Bench 30°

Número de artículo NBED2_30
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Nova C Double Bench 45°

Número de artículo NBED2
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Nova C Double Bench Endpiece

Número de artículo NBED7
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Accesorios

Nova C Logo on Rib

Número de artículo NBA_RL
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Nova C Table

Número de artículo NBX-XX
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Nova C Leg Charger

Número de artículo A01D_x
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Nova C Double B2B Cover

Número de artículo NBAD_EC2
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Nova C Wireless Table

Número de artículo NBX_TW
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Módulos

Nova C Double Back 100

Número de artículo NBAD1
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Nova C Double Back 150

Número de artículo NBED5
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Nova C Double Back 30°

Número de artículo NBAD2_30
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Nova C Double Back 45°

Número de artículo NBAD2_45
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Nova C Double Back Endpiece

Número de artículo NBAD7
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Accesorios

Nova C Wireless Table

Número de artículo NBX_TW
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Nova C Back Armrest

Número de artículo NBA_A
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Nova C Table

Número de artículo NBX-XX
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Nova C F&B Armrest

Número de artículo NBA_A2
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Nova C F&B Armrest w/Charger

Número de artículo NBA_A3
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Nova C Leg Charger

Número de artículo A01D_x
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Nova C Logo on Rib

Número de artículo NBA_RL
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Nova C Double Back Endpiece Cover w/Charger

Número de artículo NBAD_ECC
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Nova C Double B2B Cover

Número de artículo NBAD_EC2
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Nova C Rib Charger

Número de artículo NBA_RC
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Configuraciones

Nova C Double Back Straight

Número de artículo NBADC1
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Nova C Double Back Wiggly

Número de artículo NBACD6
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Nova C Double Back Tilde

Número de artículo NBADC5
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Nova C Double Back Ondular

Número de artículo NBACD4
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Nova C Double Back Bracket

Número de artículo NBEC2
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Nova C Double Back Omega

Número de artículo NBADC3
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Nova C Crossroad 4 Small

Número de artículo NBXC4
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Nova C Crossroad 3 Small

Número de artículo NBXC3
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Nova C Crossroad 3 Large

Número de artículo NBXC6
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