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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

  • 01:00 - 3 March, 2011
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects, © Bernard Andre
© Bernard Andre

© Bernard Andre © Richard Barnes © Henrik Kam © Henrik Kam +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architect

    Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
  • Principal

    Mark Jensen
  • Project Architect

    Dean Orr
  • Project Team

    Steven Huegli, Gretchen Krebs, Orit Goldstein-Mayer
  • Landscape Architect

    CMG (Conger Moss Guillard) Landscape Architecture
  • Structural Engineer

    Forell / Elsesser Engineers, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting Design

    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Acoustical

    Charles M. Salter Associates
  • Contractor

    Vance Brown Builders
  • Owner/Client

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) rooftop garden is an open-air gallery defined by the intersection of sculpture, space and light. Recipients of an AIA National 2011 Honor Award for Architecture, American Architecture Awards 2010, an AIA San Francisco 2010 Honor Award for Design, and an AIA California Council 2009 Merit Award for Design, the project was designed by Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

The entire back wall of the museum’s top floor is removed, allowing a seamless connection from gallery to garden. A large panoramic window at this new opening offers an elevated view to the garden, presenting it like a landscape painting inside the gallery.

© Henrik Kam
© Henrik Kam

A glazed long-span bridge links the Museum to a garden pavilion that in turn opens out to the garden through large sliding glass panels.

© Bernard Andre
© Bernard Andre

Surrounding the garden, lichen-covered lava-stone walls hide the city and frame the sky, providing an oasis for art in the midst of downtown San Francisco.

© Bernard Andre
© Bernard Andre
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