SAN FRANCISCO
02/22/2012 08:50 pm ET

SPARC, San Francisco Pot Club, Wins California Home + Design Award (PHOTOS)

With its old-fashioned sensibility and eco-sensitive design, the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center, or SPARC, doesn’t look like the typically bedraggled pot club you’d expect to find in the city’s gritty SoMa neighborhood. Holding dear the owners’ crusade to provide a welcoming environment for ailing patients who benefit from marijuana’s curative properties, Larissa Sand, principal of nearby design firm Sand Studios, endeavored to “reinterpret the industry.”

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