- Renzo Piano was born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937.
- His grandfather, his father, four uncles and brother were all contractors and Renzo Piano admits, Renzo Piano should have been one too, but instead chose architecture.
- Renzo Piano was studying at Milan Polytechnic Architecture School.
- During the time 1965-1970 Renzo Piano worked in office of Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia.
- Richard Rogers and Piano worked together in Expo Project, Italy.
- They enter the international competition for the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris; they did and won.
- The Renzo-Rogers collaboration remained 6 years; in 1977 Rogers moved his office from Paris to London.
California academy of science:
- When he appeared for the competition of California academy of science he was only with a green color sketch pen.
- He made a conceptual sketch of roof which represent the topography of San Francisco
- He tried to keep the building Low profile and then he made the Green Roofs.
- African Hall
- Academy Gardens
- Islands of Evolution
- Research Labs
- Early Explorers Cove
- Forum : Auditorium for lectures
- Naturalist Center
Features of Building
- Solar Panels to Generate Energy
- Natural Ventilation
- Spider Web used to make the Space Column Free
- All the Steel used is 100% recycled
- LEED Platinum certified Museum.
- All the insulation provided in the building is by using Blue Denim Jeans.
- Roof is planted with a species of native California plants.
- Glass chosen in the project is of low iron content to maximize transparency.
- Cutting the ground plane and lifting it up by 38 ft.