Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of the tree is naturally designed to provide … Continued

AMERICAN FORESTRY – BORN IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS AN EXPERIMENT IN CONSERVATION

Black & White photo of Forest with the sun shining through
2015 marks the 150th birthday of America’s First Forester, Gifford Pinchot.  After Pinchot received forestry training in France and returned to the US in 1890, George Vanderbilt hired him as the nation’s first working forester on the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC.  Pinchot created a Forestry Management Plan for the estate and began teaching his … Continued

gb&d Magazine Features Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles

Project: Child’s Play at U of Chicago Childcare Center Architect: Larry Kearns, AIA, Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects , Chicago, Illinois General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Magazine or Media Feature: gb&d Magazine Blog: gb&d Material World Location: University of Chicago, Childcare Center Style: Modern-Rustic / Urban-Nature Product Integration: Poplar Bark Shingles , Laminated Project Awards: 2015 – USGBC Emerald Award / Green Building Innovation, 2014 – National AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design … Continued