Socially Conscious Design: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Wins Architecture Award [Pics]
San Francisco Patient and Resource Center wins the award for Interior Architecture at the AIA 2011 Design Awards.
The American Institute of Architects' 2011 Design Award winner for Interior Architecture was the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center (SPARC), a medical marijuana dispensary that provides cheap, quality cannabis to patients. The AIA stated:
The architecture strove to convey their socially conscious philosophy by giving the medical cannabis industry a positive presence in the community, with an environment of grace and craft through environmentally sensitive design and inventive detail. The jury saluted the strong social commentary and apothecary-like feel of this beautiful project.