Hyphae Design Laboratory

Hyphae Design Laboratory Bridging the gap between health and the built environment Hyphae Design Laboratory focuses on ecological solutions to land and water use and reuse.
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We focus on ecological solutions to urban design, from green grading and sustainable stormwater management to water conservation, water reuse and ecological remediation. Hyphae Design Lab is an ecological engineering firm that blends, restoration, urban design, green infrastructure, and civil engineering.

Mission: We provide innovative, integrative green infrastructure solutions. Where possible, we serve communities and populations unjustly impacted by urban development. Much of our work, is focused in communities such as Hunters Point, the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, East San Jose, East Los Angeles and Oakland, where we are located.

Operating as usual

Here's a great article about the new Esalen Lodge.  Hyphae is proud to have done the Civil Engineering on this project!
06/29/2016
www.montereyherald.com

Here's a great article about the new Esalen Lodge. Hyphae is proud to have done the Civil Engineering on this project!

SFMOMA Living Wall
05/07/2016

SFMOMA Living Wall

The newly expanded SFMOMA is officially opening on May 14th.  Come on down and check out the living wall that we created...
05/07/2016
SFMOMA reopening: Many gems among premiere exhibitions

The newly expanded SFMOMA is officially opening on May 14th. Come on down and check out the living wall that we created with Habitat Horticulture!

[...] there are classic exhibitions of holdings in the permanent collection — the core of any great museum. More than half of the museum’s 145,000 square feet of gallery space is devoted to jewelry box exhibits. Contemporary, a selection of 90 works from recent gifts from collectors, dealers and art...

A prototype to quantify the emerging technology of rooftop water retention + filtration + evolution.
02/01/2016

A prototype to quantify the emerging technology of rooftop water retention + filtration + evolution.

A prototype to quantify the emerging technology of rooftop water retention + filtration + evolution.

The Hyphae Team at our Esalen Retreat!
12/11/2015

The Hyphae Team at our Esalen Retreat!

The Hyphae/Urban Biofilter team is setting up the latest version of the PPlanter at Symbiosis this weekend.  If you're a...
09/18/2015

The Hyphae/Urban Biofilter team is setting up the latest version of the PPlanter at Symbiosis this weekend. If you're at Symbiosis, check us out and do your part to help us fertigate the plants!

Brent visited the SF MOMA construction...wall is looking great!
06/24/2015

Brent visited the SF MOMA construction...wall is looking great!

Hyphae Design Laboratory
01/28/2015

Hyphae Design Laboratory

OUR HYPHAL BRANCHES ARE GROWING FAST!
Please spread the word. We are growing fast and are looking for talented and driven individuals to join our team in the following positions: Project Engineer, Life-Cycle Assessment & Systems Thinking Specialist, Engineer Apprentice and Design Apprentice. Click on the link below to learn more! http://hyphae.net/journal/join-our-team

06/09/2014
Hyphae Internship Application


Interested in an amazing internship this summer? Hyphae is looking for qualified candidates to join our team and gain skills and experience in innovative ecological design. Apply now!

Check out one of our rainwater harvesting projects in the Berkeley hills! For this one, we used a Triton underground cha...
05/12/2014
Modern 'Swiss Family Robinson' tree house in Berkeley

Check out one of our rainwater harvesting projects in the Berkeley hills! For this one, we used a Triton underground chamber water storage system.

[...] everything about their airy two-story home in the canopies is state of the art. Rainwater drains into a 9,000-gallon storage tank under the driveway and is used in the toilets and washing machine, and for underground irrigation. Wastewater, which drains from the shower, sinks and washing machi…

Mixing up the Sangria now!  Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight for hyphae's OPEN HOUSE!
03/26/2014

Mixing up the Sangria now! Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight for hyphae's OPEN HOUSE!

Come by hyphae this Wednesday and see the exciting work that we are up to!
03/24/2014

Come by hyphae this Wednesday and see the exciting work that we are up to!

Hyphae Design Laboratory's cover photo
01/22/2014

Hyphae Design Laboratory's cover photo

Help Urban Biofilter raise funds for their urban greening initiative including tree planting, air quality studies, and t...
12/06/2013
Give the gift of clean air to Oakland!

Help Urban Biofilter raise funds for their urban greening initiative including tree planting, air quality studies, and tree surveys in Oakland! Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday!

Hey all! Urban Biofilter party tomorrow at the port in West Oakland, starting at 8am! We need you help to save a dying b...
09/08/2013
Google Maps

Hey all! Urban Biofilter party tomorrow at the port in West Oakland, starting at 8am! We need you help to save a dying bamboo grove. Your efforts will help clean the air throughout the city. Come do some dirty work for a great non-profit; even 30 minutes of free time will help! See the map for location; email jeremy @ urbanbiofilter.org for more!

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps

The SF Chronicle did a piece on our PPlanter recently installed in the Tenderloin National Forest and our upcoming publi...
05/30/2013
Tenderloin toilet project has lofty goals

The SF Chronicle did a piece on our PPlanter recently installed in the Tenderloin National Forest and our upcoming public toilets project in today's paper. Read to find out more!

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Tenderloin-toilet-project-has-lofty-goals-4558977.php

[...] imagine if it was placed smack in the middle of Pee Central, one of the city's most notorious open-air toilets, right in the Tenderloin. [...] unlike the abandoned idea of Porta Potties on the sidewalk, it didn't reek of urine. Suppose these urinals had a truly San Francisco twist and also tur...

Check out the upcoming California Greywater Conference!
10/12/2012
California Greywater Conference | Greywater Action

Check out the upcoming California Greywater Conference!

TUOLUMNE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHPresents:MANAGING A CALIFORNIA RESOURCE: GREYWATER CAPTURENovember 15th and 16th, 2012Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite, CA$110 Full Conference Fee(See details below)

Support PPlanter on indiegogo.com! The Hyphae team has been working hard on it after-hours and weekends...http://www.ind...
10/05/2012
PPlanter

Support PPlanter on indiegogo.com! The Hyphae team has been working hard on it after-hours and weekends...
http://www.indiegogo.com/pplanter

Help Rid San Francisco Streets of Pee - Support PPlanter!

10/03/2012

Support our Urban Prototyping project!!
Fundraiser @ 111 Minna Gallery on October 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Urban Prototyping @ 5th + Minna St on October 20th -- ALL DAY. Come visit, wash your hands, and spread your nutrients (aka PEE) on hungry the bamboo!

09/30/2012
PPlanter - Urban Prototyping

Check out the video for our PPlanter project for the UP Festival! It's a scalable, reconfigurable public urinal and sink using modular biofilters to treat wastewater. Please offer your support and come check it out at the UP Festival!

PPlanter is a scalable, reconfigurable public urinal and sink that uses modular biofilters to treat urine and wastewater. A network of sensors for automated ...

Hyphae's PPPlanter is a scalable, reconfigurable public urinal and sink using modular biofilters to treat wastewater.  W...
08/27/2012
Open Call Selections Announced! | UP: San Francisco

Hyphae's PPPlanter is a scalable, reconfigurable public urinal and sink using modular biofilters to treat wastewater. We were just awarded a $1,000 grant to make the project a reality for the Urban Prototyping (UP) Festival!

Open Call Selections Announced! August 27, 2012 The Urban Prototyping: San Francisco team is excited to announce the results of our open call for project proposals, which closed last Monday, August 20. We were thrilled with the quality and variety ...

Come check out our Lafayette rainwater/graywater project known as the "Butterfly Ranch" on the American Institute of Arc...
08/06/2012
Home Tours | The American Institute of Architects, East Bay

Come check out our Lafayette rainwater/graywater project known as the "Butterfly Ranch" on the American Institute of Architects East Bay Home Tour this Saturday!

Saturday, August 11, 2012 Homes open 10am, close 4:30pm $40 in advance; $50 day-of (tickets may sell out!) Click here to purchase in advance.

Address

942 Clay St
Oakland, CA
94607

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(510) 922-9355

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