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2016 IIDA NC Honor Awards Tour #2 Recap

Posted on: August 5, 2016

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The San Francisco City Center continued their summer tour series on August 3rd with a tour of ThoughtWorks by FENNIE + MEHL Architects, winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award and Give Award.  The tour was led by Jenna Ruth and Ned Fennie from FENNIE + MEHL, along with David Rice from ThoughtWorks.

ThoughtWorks is a global software development company with a unique mission to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery in a sustainable way while advocating for social and economic justice.  They strictly evaluate each potential business project for its’ ability to positively affect social or economic change, and they reinvest a portion of their profit and overhead toward efforts that better humanity.

David, Jenna and Ned described the extensive search they went through together to seek out a property in a neighborhood where ThoughtWorks could make a difference.  The design of their office is unpretentious, transparent and receptive.  It is laid out around a flexible communal space that is open to other social justice organizations for gatherings that bring the tech and local community together.  The space also features a rotating gallery of artwork by local artists.  It was truly inspiring to see a company striving to make a positive impact.

We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us, with a special thank you to FENNIE + MEHL for helping us organize the event, to ThoughtWorks for hosting us, and to our sponsor for the delicious British treats, courtesy of naughtone!


We hope you will join us for our last tour on August 17th!  Register at


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