San Francisco, CA
Owner: San Francisco Art Institute
Architect: Page & Turnbull
Construction Value: $1,643,000
Project Size: 7,000 SF
The San Francisco Art Institute dates back to 1873 when the San Francisco Art Association founded the California School of Design. San Francisco Landmark #85, the original Spanish Colonial Revival buildings were designed by the architectural firm Bakewell & Brown and are influenced by the work of Bernard Maybeck. Among the artists associated with the school are Eadweard Muybridge, Maynard Dixon, Louise Dahl-Wolf, John Gutzon Borglum, Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Richard Diebenkorn, Annie Liebovitz and especially Diego Rivera who came to San Francisco in 1930 to paint a fresco for the new campus and Ansel Adams and Minor White who, in 1946, established the first department of art photography in the United States. mack5 provided conceptual costs for expanding the existing library with non structural improvements, consistent with Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.