- Mountain View Library Renovation
- Berkeley City College Annex
- Felton Library Tenant Improvement
- Foothill College Appreciation Hall
- De Anza College Campus Small Projects
“Changing towards Sustainability, one day at a time.”
Brittany Henderson Dhawan is a Big Picture person. Her views on sustainability are deeply held and place the status quo on notice. Her beliefs come bundled with their own urgency. Studying sociology provided a larger context for reading people, and allows her to connect the buildings she works on back to their place. She is always looking for practical ways to create the world most of us wish for.
Brittany grew up in Madera, California, in a little family-owned mechanic’s garage working on cars, trucks, and tractors. It was here that she learned the art of putting things together and figuring what was wrong with them. Buildings, like cars and people, often need tune-ups.
“The inertia of the system is towards not being sustainable.” But, Brittany doesn’t believe in doing things a certain way because “that’s how they’ve always been done.” Brittany works on many rehabilitation projects which often require a surgical approach to navigate around existing parameters to find what can and can’t be saved. In her mind, it’s harder, but worth it.