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Chapel for Saint Mary’s / Mark Cavagnero Associates

12:00 - 28 December, 2018
Chapel for Saint Mary’s / Mark Cavagnero Associates, © Henrik Kam
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Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED

08:00 - 11 May, 2016
Tour the Technical Features of Snøhetta's New SFMOMA with WIRED, © Henrik Kam
© Henrik Kam

The story of the new Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco combines a number of compelling storylines: the expansion of a major museum to become the biggest space dedicated to modern art in the country; a new headline project for the much-lauded architectural firm Snøhetta; and the alteration (or lobotomization, depending on who you ask) of a modern classic in Mario Botta's original 1995 building. As such, it's been a big talking point recently, as the museum plans to reopen this Sunday.

However, while the media has talked a lot about galleries, external appearances and staircases, much less has been said of the project's innovative combined lighting and HVAC system, efficient six-layer windows and unprecedented use of fiber-reinforced-plastic on a building so tall. Enter WIRED, whose impressive article on the building takes us on a guided tour of the more technical aspects of the project, using a 3D model as a guide. Read their article in full here.

Critical Round-Up: Snøhetta's SFMOMA Extension

09:30 - 5 May, 2016
Critical Round-Up: Snøhetta's SFMOMA Extension, © Jon McNeal
© Jon McNeal

Shoehorned into the narrow space behind Mario Botta’s 1995 building, the Snøhetta-designed new wing of the SFMOMA was forced to go where few museums have gone before: up. Rising 10 stories into the San Francisco skyline, the new building nearly triples the amount of existing gallery space and adds a new entrance into what is now one of the world’s largest buildings dedicated to modern art. As the museum is set to reopen to the public May 14th, the critics' takes are rolling in. Did the restrictive site inspire a unique design solution or limit the creative possibilities of the project? Read on to find out.

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SFMOMA Expansion / Snøhetta

19:00 - 4 May, 2016
SFMOMA Expansion / Snøhetta, © Henrik Kam
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SFMOMA Tops Out

00:00 - 18 September, 2014
SFMOMA Tops Out, © Henrik Kam
© Henrik Kam

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has topped out its Snøhetta-designed extension, marking the halfway point in the museum’s transformation. Rising behind SFMOMA’s existing Mario Botta-designed building, the 10-story addition will add more than triple the amount of gallery space, 130,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor galleries, flexible performance art spaces and a dramatically expanded education program for students and teachers upon completion in 2016.

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

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

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Category

  • 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