California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Market: Cultural

Client

Chong Partners Architecture, Inc.

Completion

2008
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco

After 90 yrs in the Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences demolished most of its eleven buildings to clear the site for a new home. As one of the nation’s leading natural history museums and research centers, the academy wanted to incorporate green roofs that would reduce energy needs, slow water runoff during storms, and lessen nearby temperatures. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design and peer reviewed the structural design for the new facility.