Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Turning Over A New Leaf: Bringing a modern arts facility to an underutilized neighborhood
With the South of Market neighborhood badly in need of a makeover, the $12 million Yerba Buena Center for the Arts project was a catalyst for the reimagination of a blighted area of downtown San Francisco. The three-story, 50,000-sf facility features visual art, performance and film from San Francisco and around the globe. Long-span steel trusses allow for a column-free layout that incorporates multiple spaces with a variety of floor plans and ceiling heights.
- Long-span steel trusses vary between 70 and 80 feet.
- The venue includes a 757-seat theater, a 92-seat film screening room, an 850-capacity event space and a 350-capacity grand lobby.
- The facility blends seamlessly with the nearby Moscone Center and adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens to create an immersive civic campus.
- 1995 AIA San Francisco Award of Honor for Design Excellence
- 1994 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture