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Green Building Break – Tour of Five Oaks on Warson Community Center

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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What does it look like when a community center embraces a community-driven, holistic approach to going green? Join us on July 19th for a tour of the new Five Oaks on Warson community center designed by KAI. Motivated by input from city officials and residents, the center was designed to embrace its natural setting, incorporate natural materials in its construction and maximize visual connections between interior and exterior. On the tour, Beverly Tucker Knight, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Olivette, will share more about how the center embodies sustainability from inside and out, from design, construction and operations of the building, to native landscaping and integration with the extension of the Centennial Greenway in collaboration with Great Rivers Greenway. After the tour and Q&A, we hope you can join us for a group lunch at the nearby Sugarfire Smokehouse to continue the conversation!

Speaker: Beverly Tucker Knight, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Olivette, MO



In 2024, our Coffee Break Series will transition to a slightly longer Green Building Break Series. These sessions will take place on the 3rd or 4th Fridays from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Join your Green Buildings Are Better community either in-person or on Zoom for a free learning lunch break discussing green building and sustainability hot topics with local and national featured guests! Check our CoffeeBreakPlaylist on YouTube for recordings of our 2023 sessions!

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July 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Five Oaks on Warson
​1200 N. Warson Rd
Olivette, MO 63132 United States