Thrive Outdoor Eating Area
When Thrive Carry Out Cafe, 1 of only 2 certified green restaurants in the entire state of Georgia set up shop in a small stripmall in Savannah, Emergent Structures helped plant a green flag squarely in the middle of this dilapidated symbol of car-centric America by supplying guidance, manpower and 98% of the materials for an outdoor eating area outside the front door of the restaurant. That 98% of materials came from two sites we have been working on, and the other 2% was hardware. This project, part of a much larger initiative by several SCAD Design for Sustainability classes, also showcased a great collaboration between Emergent Structures and USGBC-Savannah’s Emerging Professionals, who provide much of the labor and the logistical support for the on-site construction. A plaque that describes the history of the materials hangs behind the eating area, informing everyone of the value of reclaimed materials.
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