Bridge HIV Parklet

San Francisco, California

Design Disciplines Needed
Landscape Architecture

Desired Services
Building & Space Identification,Interior Design & Brand Integration,Healthy & Sustainable Environments,Facilities Renovation

Project Description

Bridge HIV is a global leader in HIV prevention, research, and education. We work with local and international communities to discover effective HIV prevention strategies through our research, community partnerships, and educational initiatives. Operating as a clinical trials unit within the San Francisco Department of Public Health and affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), we conduct innovative research that guides global approaches in HIV prevention. Our heritage in the early fight against HIV/AIDS has made us a trusted and renowned resource for understanding HIV infection and disease. We value our diverse study volunteers and build local and global partnerships with communities, scientists, and policy makers. Our Values.Community Focus
Our work is informed by diverse community partnerships with San Francisco Bay Area Community-based Organizations and through a close partnership with our Community Advisory Group (CAG). Our CAG is a dedicated group of individuals who represent the Bay Area community and with whom we consult regularly to ensure that our research is responsive to the needs and concerns of our diverse Bay Area populations. Our community education programs offer accurate and timely information about the development, conduct, and results of HIV research through community presentations, forums, and online portals.

We are the recipients of two Taproot Service grants: 1) Key Messages; 2) Branding and Visual Identity. We just completed the first two phases of a major renovation of our research facility that was funded by the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. Since our new space is LEED certified and extremely welcoming, we'd like to make the outside of our clinic "green"and environmentally friendly as well. We'd like to create a parklet through San Francisco's "Pavement to Parks" initiative. Our clinic is located near City Center. There is little green space in the neighborhood. Creating a parklet would provide the area with trees and a respite from the concrete jungle that is our neighborhood. It would also make the area safer by reducing parking and easing traffic on the street. We would like to contribute to the improvement of the neighborhood--which aligns with our committment to contribute to the community in which we work. We are looking for help to design and build the parklet.