de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park

Photo by Thomas Mayer

Solution

de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA

Market: Cultural

Client

Fong & Chan Architects

Completion

2005

Awards

2006 Excellence in Architecture: Civic Achievement Award, AIA San Francisco
2006 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park

Photo by Thomas Mayer

de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park

The original museum opened in Golden Gate Park in 1895. Damaged beyond repair by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the building was demolished in 2000 to make way for a new 292,000 sq ft building containing 116,000 sq ft of gallery and education space. Designed by the Swiss architectural team of Herzog & de Meuron, the contemporary structure features a 160 ft observation tower offering stunning views of San Francisco. SGH consulted on the building enclosure for the copper-clad museum.