2018 Best of Design Award winner for Urban Design: San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason

Designer: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Location: San Francisco

Located on the edge of San Francisco Bay, Fort Mason Pier 2 has been transformed from a historic army warehouse into a satellite campus for the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). This adaptive reuse project preserves the industrial integrity of the landmark concrete-and-steel structure while supporting the school’s pedagogical goals. The iconic shed was restored with an integrated sustainable building system, working with the existing building structure and materials. A photovoltaic solar system was mounted on the building’s gabled roof. The design interweaves the historic and contemporary, preserving the dramatic, light-filled industrial structure to create 160 studios, workshops, flexible teaching spaces, public galleries, and a media theater.

Honorable Mentions 

Project Name: Empire Stores
Designer: S9 Architecture
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Empire Stores

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse: Empire Stores, S9 Architecture (Imagen Subliminal/Courtesy S9 Architecture)

Project Name: Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Designer: JGMA
Location: Waukegan, Illinois

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Adaptive Reuse: Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, JGMA (Brian Fritz Photography)

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