California Academy of Sciences

One of the world’s largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum public buildings, the California Academy of Sciences features an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest beneath a 2.5-acre (one-ha) living roof. Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the building integrates the academy’s operations in a single sustainable structure, embodying the organization’s mission of preservation and protection of natural habitats, species, and resources. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the new development is one of the most important cultural improvement projects in San Francisco’s history.

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