Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts expresses the diversity of race and culture of its locale, and serves as a central facility for local citizen's cultural activities in San Francisco. The facility houses an art center with a un-open program including both exhibition and education. On the exterior, the building is designed to have a light facade to avoid giving the impression of monumentality. Based on the image of a ship coming from San Francisco, the building's horizontality, lightness, and sense of motion invite nautical associations, and suggest the fantasy and excitement that can be experienced inside the building.

Location: California, United States
Completion Date: 1993
Building Type: Museum, Multi-purpose Hall
Structural System: Steel Moment Frame
Number of Floors: 2 Stories + 1 Penthouse
Site Area: 4,994m²
Building Area: 3,456m²
Total Floor Area: 5,338m²
Architect of Record: Robinson Mills + Williams
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: SJ Engineers / FW Associates
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Nikkei Architecture:1995.2.20
Shinkenchiku:1994.3, 1992.4
GA JAPAN:1994. No.7
■ Awards / Competition
AIA San Francisco Design Award(1994)