Reuse is the ultimate sustainable strategy, which is why TANNERHECHT architects often spec reclaimed wood from local yards (as they did in this project). “Properly sourced salvaged wood can provide a warm, rich material for furniture and casework,” Hecht says. Reuse proponents say salvaged lumber not only saves trees but is of higher quality, with tighter grains, than newer trees. Building Materials Reuse Association, 800.990.2672; www.bmra.org.


 

TANNERHECHT Architecture
jim tanner, aia, and david hecht, aia, leed ap
san francisco and san diego
www.tannerhecht.com