Warriors New Arena Architect To Host Students At California Academy Of Sciences Today
Build San Francisco Institute Students to Meet AECOM Architect, Participate in Esurance Green Mob

The Golden State Warriors and Esurance announced today they will host 25 high school students with the Build San Francisco Institute on a visit to the California Academy of Sciences (455 Concourse Drive, San Francisco CA 94505) on Thursday, January 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. AECOM Architect Michael Laviano, one of the designers tasked with creating the team’s planned sports and entertainment complex on Piers 30-32, will speak to the students about his experience with major design projects and the importance of environmentally responsible design and construction.

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company is the official auto insurance and multi-property provider of the Golden State Warriors. They will discuss with the students the importance of green initiatives for the San Francisco Bay Area, as part of Esurance’s ongoing commitment to the local community and the environment. Students will also be welcomed by California Academy of Sciences staff and given the Green Building and Architecture Tour of the building and have a chance to eat lunch with Cal Academy staff, Michael Laviano, Esurance and Warriors representatives.

On August 26, 2012, the Warriors announced that the San Francisco-based AECOM office, along with Snøhetta, would serve as the architect group for the team’s planned sports and entertainment complex on the waterfront at Piers 30-32. For more information on the Warriors’ San Francisco arena development project, please visit warriors.com/sf.

The 2012-13 NBA season marks the fifth year in which the Warriors have partnered with Esurance to present their signature Green Mob, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to the community and the environment. Earlier this year, the Warriors and Esurance hosted a “Go Green” Green Mob event with a BART ride from the Oakland City Center to San Francisco’s Embarcadero Station where the group moved through the Embarcadero Station and down Market Street encouraging the public to use environmentally conscious transportation in the Bay Area.