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.

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.

Park Today, Gone Tomorrow

It’s been an amazing time at JENSEN Architects. As the breadth of our practice continues to grow, so has our remarkable team. Please join us in recognizing our new class of Senior Architects and Designers: Lauren Takeda, Yusheen Yang, Margarita Urquiza, Melissa DeLacy, Nicole Germano, and Jennifer Redel.

An Open Office on the Bay

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.

Not Your Father’s Altered State

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.

Universal Access Onstage and Off

How can buildings catalyze community resiliency? This fall, Mark Jensen and Steven Huegli have invited graduate students at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design to tackle this urgent question. A testing ground for integrated solutions addressing real-world environmental, social, and economic challenges, the studio continues JENSEN’s commitment to teaching, mentorship, and shaping the future of architectural practice.

Gallery as Restoration Beachhead

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.

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