SPARC, a medical marijuana dispensary based in the Bay Area, is the interior architecture recipient by the AIA SF, as reported by Architizer. The award-winning space known as the Apple Store of Pot, was designed by San Francisco’s Sand Studio.


SPARC, the San Francisco Patient Resource Center, is a nonprofit collective dedicated to providing high quality, lab-tested, affordable cannabis and subsidized health services to its members, many of whom are chronic and terminally ill patients. The architecture strove to convey their socially conscious philosophy by giving the medical cannabis industry a positive presence in the community, with an environment of grace and craft through environmentally sensitive design and inventive detail. The jury saluted the strong social commentary and apothecary-like feel of this beautiful project.