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Presido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off Competition

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Presido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off Competition, Lucas Cultural Arts Museum © Art Zendarski
Lucas Cultural Arts Museum © Art Zendarski

This week, just two weeks after the three shortlisted teams submitted their revised proposals for Crissy Field, San Francisco’s Presidio Trust unanimously decided to end the competition. Though the competition raised high hopes over its 14-month duration that the Trust would transform the prominent 8-acre site into a "cultural institution of distinction," its fate has been left to the “wind,” as the SFGate’s John King reports. This means, neither George Lucas’ self-titled cultural arts museum, WRNS Studio and the Chora Group’s sustainability institute, or the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s  “park-based” cultural center will be realized. You can view each of the rejected proposals here and more details on the cancelation here

San Francisco's Chrissy Field Proposals Released

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
The Bridge © Wrns, WRNS via SFGate. Image
The Bridge © Wrns, WRNS via SFGate. Image

With the news earlier this year that San Francisco's Presidio Trust was planning a new cultural centre on the former site of a military base, now a national park, further details have emerged on the three finalists. The competition has attracted proposals from George Lucas (for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum), WRNS Studio and the Chora Group (for 'The Bridge'), and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (for the Presidio Exchange). Each proposals offer different visions for the eight acre site, the ex-military building of which currently hosts the retailer Sports Basement.

Tahoe City Transit Center / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Tahoe City Transit Center / WRNS Studio, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tahoe City Transit Center, Tahoe National Forest, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
  • Design Team

    Jeff Warner, Sam Nunes, Bryan Shiles, Wright Sherman
  • Drawings

    WRNS Studio
  • Photographs

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +12

Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure / WRNS Studio

00:00 - 15 August, 2013
Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure / WRNS Studio, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Sam Nunes, Bryan Shiles, Pauline Souza, Russell Sherman, David Shiwotsuka
  • Rendering

    WRNS Studio
  • Photographs

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +14

AIA's 2013 Small Projects Awards Recipients

00:00 - 13 April, 2013
AIA's 2013 Small Projects Awards Recipients, Studio for a Composer; photo © John J. Macaulay
Studio for a Composer; photo © John J. Macaulay

Selections of the AIA's 2013 small project awards have been announced, revealing a broad range of projects, varying in scale, program and function that bring attention to the value of architectural practice no matter the size or scope of the project.  The ten projects were selected on the basis of four categories: small project construction up to $150,000; small project construction up to $1,500,000; up to 5,000 SF project in which the architect played a significant role in construction and or fabrication; and an inbuilt workhorse up to 5,000 SF.  Among the recipients are MIN | DAYKariouk AssociatesJohnsen Schmaling ArchitectsLawrence ArchitectsCooper Joseph StudioRobert M. Gurney, FAIAWRNS Studio, and Edward Ogosta Architecture.

New Adobe Campus in Lehi City / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 26 February, 2013
New Adobe Campus in Lehi City / WRNS Studio, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
  • Architects

  • Location

    Adobe Way 3900 N, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
  • Project Team

    Sam Nunes, Bryan Shiles, Brian Milman, John McGill, Raul Garduno, Moses Vaughn, Jason Halaby, Pauline Souza
  • Associate Architects

    GSBS Architects
  • Area

    280000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +28

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Palo Alto, CA, United States
  • Design Team

    Kyle Elliott, John Ruffo, Li Kuo, George Klumb, Bryan Shiles, Lih-Chuin Loh, Cathy Barrett, Mette Shenker, Stephanie Hebert
  • Contractor

    Devcon Construction Inc.
  • Structural

    Universal Structural Engineers
  • MEP

    Interface Engineering
  • Specifications

    Richard Hubble
  • Civil

    Steven Nakashima
  • Landscape

    Interstice Architects
  • Client

    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Area

    30,690 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +16

UCSF Mission Bay Parking Structure / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 22 November, 2012
UCSF Mission Bay Parking Structure / WRNS Studio, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mission Bay District, San Francisco, United States
  • Design Team

    Sam Nunes, Kyle Elliott, Claire Axley, Ed Kim, Li Kuo, Mette Shenker, Drew Hastings
  • Client

    University of California
  • Site Area

    35,000 sqf
  • Area

    223,602 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +26

UCSF Mission Bay Block 25A Academic Building Competition Winner / WRNS Studio + Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

22:00 - 26 October, 2012
Courtesy of WRNS Studio
Courtesy of WRNS Studio

WRNS Studio and Rudolph and Sletten, Inc., recently won a design/build competition for a new faculty office building at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, which takes cues from the workplaces of high-tech companies. When completed, the 7-story academic office building will house UCSF physicians, faculty, and students in an interdisciplinary, flexible, light-filled environment. Drawing on the principles of the activity-based workplace, the design gives each occupant a “home base” workstation, but also a variety of other spaces for specific work and social activities, ranging from huddle rooms and breakout areas to conference rooms. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 17 September, 2011
Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio, © Ken Gutmaker
© Ken Gutmaker
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, California, USA
  • Project Team

    Bryan Shiles, Brian Milman, Geoff Brown, Jenny Huang, Li Kuo, Rus Sherman, Melinda Turner
  • Landscape Architect

    TPL
  • Mep Engineer

    Mechanical Design Studio
  • Structural Engineer

    Daedalus Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineer

    Luk and Associates
  • Client

    The Trust for Public Land
  • Contractor

    CLW Construction
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Ken Gutmaker © Ken Gutmaker © Ken Gutmaker © Ken Gutmaker +26

Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 15 November, 2010
Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure / WRNS Studio, © Tim Griffith Photography
© Tim Griffith Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Project Team

    Sam Nunes, Bryan Shiles, Russell Sherman
  • Area

    469767.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Tim Griffith Photography © Tim Griffith Photography © Tim Griffith Photography © Tim Griffith Photography +18