The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), which features prominent works by 20th century artists such as Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Ansel Adams, is one of the world’s premier contemporary art museums. The museum is located in a prominent downtown San Francisco location – immediately adjacent to Yerba Buena Gardens – and is housed in a building designed by the architect Mario Botta. SFMOMA is proposing to expand its existing gallery, administrative and back-of-house support space, in part to accommodate the renowned art collection of the Doris and Donald Fisher Foundation. SFMOMA retained LSA to conduct an environmental review of the expansion, which would also require the relocation of San Francisco Fire Station No. 1 from Howard Street to Folsom Street. LSA worked closely with City staff and the project sponsor to evaluate the effects of this complex project on historic resources, traffic patterns, shadow, wind, and other environmental issues. As part of the environmental review, LSA employed an Initial Study to focus the scope of the EIR and used innovative organizational strategies to address all components of the project in a robust, legally-defensible document.
Clients: City and County of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
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