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.
San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King, finds a hopeful message in the recently reopened Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground. He writes: “The fact is, these public spaces aren’t simply decoration. They’re part of the civic infrastructure that makes a place more or less livable — not as obviously essential as roads or power lines, but critical all the same. They also signal how decision makers value ordinary people. A welcoming park or playground says that your presence and well-being are valued.” Read the full review here.
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.