California’s State Architect has launched a forward-thinking new initiative to highlight ways to improve the built environment while simultaneously greening California’s aging school facilities with design concepts that will reduce energy and water consumption at campuses across the state.

The initiative, dubbed 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water will engage seven noted architectural firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design, for seven representative school campuses. Lionakis was chosen to be one of the seven architects to prepare a case study for this initiative and is currently developing a case study about an Orangevale Elementary School.

The case studies will be presented at four regional events in January 2016, and at a final “call to action” event in Sacramento in February 2016. For more information, checkout the 7x7x7 website here.