Practicing at the confluence of art, architecture, and building technology, we collaborate with clients to create buildings and environments in dialogue with culture and place.
Our nearly complete Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground clubhouse illustrates how art can infuse public space with deeper cultural resonance. Framed within the clubhouse’s main hall, the work by artist Julie Chang transforms an existing CMU wall into a contemporary piece honoring Chinatown’s rich heritage. Part of a comprehensive park renovation by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and CMG Landscape Architecture, this renewed community space and playground are set to open in 2020.
Curbed San Francisco has named Minnesota Street Project among “The Bay Area’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade.” The list, recognizing provocative structures that have redefined our region, applauds MSP for its adaptive reuse accomplishments and as a model of cultural preservation.
JENSEN Architects’ design for a zero-net-energy (ZNE) community library for San Benito County was named the winner of the 2020 Architecture at Zero competition, presented by AIA California and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Since 2011, this annual program has invited architects and engineers worldwide to investigate new approaches to the design of buildings that generate more energy than they use. JENSEN’s winning proposal goes beyond NZE, reimagining the library as a civic space that builds community resiliency.