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.
In the company of several outstanding international projects – our Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion is recognized in Architizer Journal’s May 2019 feature, “7 Architecture Firms Ripping Up the Rulebook on Public Spaces.” Working closely with Surfacedesign, the building and landscape take cues from the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding area.
Eater SF’s piece, “Inside SF’s Hottest New Wine Bar, Where High-Gloss and Hi-Fi Rule,” features Michael and Lindsay Tusk’s newest endeavor, Verjus. Highlighting their vision to create a space reminiscent of Parisian wine bars and the pintxos bars of San Sebastian, the article examines how Verjus’ design serves to reinforce the restaurant’s informal, high-energy atmosphere.
In “Modern Design in Wine Country,” Commercial Architecture Magazine and Senior Designer Scott Davis discuss the strategy behind SHED, emphasizing the use of eco-conscious, locally available materials, suppliers, and tradespeople in order to achieve owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton’s vision of a sustainable, community-based gathering place.
The Alamo Square Residence has been honored with a 2018 Design Merit Award from the AIA California Council. This project was awarded alongside 22 other structures across California, with the jury citing a high caliber of projects with “good bones,” “resolute in power,” and with the “ability to both understand and inspire.” Thank you and congratulations to our collaborators Drömhus General Contractors and Skeeter Jones of Clearheart.
Two of JENSEN Architects’ projects were included in this special issue of A+U Magazine, guest edited by SOM’s Craig Hartman, FAIA. The contents explore the City’s architectural and urban visual character along with essays exploring key issues and critical themes specific to San Francisco’s past, present and future.