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Rebecca Book is a project administrator at Brookwood. An alumni of the Architecture program at University of California at Berkeley, she provides the graphic and organizational skills to help Brookwood’ s projects run smoothly and elegantly.
Rebecca is also an associate at Abraxas Architecture, where she played a pivotal role in developing and implementing the young company’ s website. In this role she assists Jeff Luney in design consultation and expert witness projects.
Rebecca studied at the Technische Universität Berlin for a Semester, where she assisted in translating and editing an architecture magazine of un-built projects designed for Berlin. She also volunteers for 'Architecture for Humanity', where she has written several articles for their new book 'Design Like you Give a Damn 2'. Three of the articles were penned by Rebecca, and since the books release in April it has garnered much critical acclaim and glowing reviews from sources as diverse as Newsweek and Brad Pitt.
Rebecca is also one of the co-founders and the Graphic Design lead for 'Farm from a Box' a California B corporation. The group's Mission is to design a modular farm system which can be sent to communities in need and allow them to start a close loop, self sustaining farm. Rebecca assisted in making presentations which secured the group financial backing from Ethiopia and Korea, as well as a small land grant in Sonoma on which to build a proof of concept farm in partnership with the UC Davis school of architecture.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she now resides in San Francisco.
Farm from a Box, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer, Graphic Design lead, Founding Member
Began as a project of Architecture for Humanity, now a certified “B” Corporation
Works with a small team developing a modular agricultural system to deploy in communities in
environmental , economical, or social crisis. The final product will be a matrix determining which
technology, crops and livestock to deploy in different situations, packaged in a re-imagined shipping
Developed charts & graphics used to win investors from Ethiopia, North Korea & the US
Designing a proof of concept farm in Sonoma, to be run in partnership with UC faculty & students
Brookwood Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Administrator
Provides the graphic and organizational skills to help Brookwood’s projects run smoothly and elegantly
Assists in day to day management of an office of 6-15 people
Edits & formats text for project proposals, including a successful bid for project management support
services in a 2 million sf project that was planned for the San Francisco Mission Bay neighborhood
Abraxas Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate
Assists in design consultation and expert witness projects
Research & analyze building codes relevant to design, construction & due diligence projects nation wide
Played a pivotal role in developing and implementing the young company’s website, including coding,
graphic design & web management
Architecture For Humanity, San Francisco, CA, US, Contributing Author, Volunteer
Wrote several articles published in the recently released book Design Like You Give a Damn II
Interviewed designers, architects & activists from around the world
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Graduated with an overall GPA of 3.6, focus on sustainable design
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE, Architecture
Attended TU Berlin as an exchange student supported by a full scholarship from the German government. Took several masters classes, including a design studio. All classes were taught in German.
Chamblee Charter High School, Atlanta, GA, US, High School, High School
Graduated in the top 5% of the class with a GPA of 4.0