Careers For Impact at ASU

Along with other regional businesses, Bark House® participated in an invitation-only event on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina on Feb 20th.    The Career Development Center hosted a new program – Careers for Impact.  Businesses were selected to participate because of their organization’s purpose-driven mission and commitment to creating a sustainable … Continued

Truth to Material

Bark House has wall panels in the Denmark Museum
Bark House® bark wall coverings are designed to uplift the simplicity of bark and the complex strategy of nature into buildings and the building of communities.  The strength of truth to materials is demonstrated on environmental, human, and systems scales through our nature inspired Whole-Building™ system.  Truth to the bark material as a strategy of nature is at … Continued

5 Benefits Of Designing Meeting Spaces Naturally And 5 Companies Benefiting

“Trees, natural wood surfaces and water features — could these be investments that give your business a competitive advantage? “Biophilia  is our instinctive human love of nature, and it is behind a growing design movement in workplaces that is making employees healthier and more productive.  At a time when the  World Health Organization (WHO)  has dubbed stress as the “health … Continued

Winter Thoughts

Great-Grandmother said that WINTER is the time to best see the great distance before us and the soul of the trees at the same time. One compelling us forward.  One connecting us to place. I think that the greatest potential for growth and development exists when dualistic forces such as these come together. Minnie Hoilman was … Continued

Search Within

Photo by Prakash Patel Photography. Confidential Tech Company sports Bark House Interior Poplar Bark Panels.
Project: Large Tech Company Architect: Parabola Architects Photographer: Prakash Patel Photography Product: Bark House®  Poplar Bark Panels Location: Sunnyvale California, 1212 Bordeaux Project Vision: According to the Parabola Architects website: “Embodying Google’s design principles of beauty and simplicity, 1212 Bordeaux is designed to inspire and empower Googlers, while supporting the long-term health and vitality of the community and environment.” A close-up image notes that … Continued

Big Impacts Start Small

Bark House Bark Crew
The value of an employee who thinks cannot be measured – so we intentionally encourage the development of this capacity. “Bark Season” coincides with the Summer break from high school and university, so we hire a percentage of returning students each year for our team.  At the end of each season, we meet and ask … Continued

Fifth Graders Explore Bark House Shingles as an “Eco Friendly Building Material”

5th Grade students in Quincy, MA learn about eco-friendly building products by using Bark House Shingles.
A good teacher knows that “getting the chance to see, touch and feel the [world] brings learning to a whole other level!”  This is the essence that motivated teacher Casey Deaguero from Quincy, Massachusetts to create a project-based learning opportunity for her advanced placement students.   Casey shared some of the comments made by these remarkable … Continued