• Award / Stanford Residence

    For this year’s AIA California Residential Design Awards the jury selected 7 winners that showcase the best in California custom and multifamily residential architecture. We are delighted to have our Stanford Residence recognized with an honor award in the single-family housing category.

  • News / Celebrating the Promotion of Two Studio Leaders

    We are delighted to announce the recent promotion of two rising JENSEN leaders. Join us in recognizing our new Associate, Jennifer Redel, LEED AP BD+C and new Senior Architect, Megan Freeman. Together their thoughtful project management and commitment to design excellence continues to drive our studio forward.

  • Press / Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground

    In Fast Company’s piece, “An iconic San Francisco park gets a masterful makeover,” Nate Berg highlights Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground’s new physical and community connections, stating, “the project transforms a challenging and awkward site into a rare, public social space.”

  • [Photo Credit: Mariko Reed]

    Press / The Future of the Office

    As the workplace continues to rapidly evolve, Mark Jensen shares  his thoughts on “The Future of the Office” with the Nob Hill Gazette’s Fredric Hamber.

  • Ali Gass [Photo Credit: Gabrielle Lurie, courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle]

    News / Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco set to open Summer 2022

    Congratulations to Minnesota Street Project Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco on the announcement of their new venture. Once again, Andy and Deborah Rappaport and the Minnesota Street Project are expanding the horizon of San Francisco’s contemporary arts community. It’s inspiring to be part of this exciting endeavor. Read more  here.

  • Inspiration / Healthier Materials: Where to Begin?

    Identifying and evaluating healthier building materials is a formidable, rapidly evolving challenge. Here’s how we’re starting to unpack this complex issue at JENSEN.

  • [Image courtesy of AIASF]

    Event / The Great Reset: Tools for Design Process

    For the first session in AIASF COTE’s new event series, The Great Reset: Tools for Design Process, Principal Emily Gosack joins three skilled design professionals in a discussion about which approaches they are adopting as they adapt to design in the climate age. View the full session here.

  • [Photo credit: Matthew Millman]

    Award / Stanford Residence

    Our Stanford Residence has received a merit award for architecture in the 2021 AIA San Francisco Design Awards. In recognizing the design, the jury noted: “While the renovation of the existing home is interesting, it is the barn and workshop that truly convey the unique interests and personality of the owner, something that should be evident in every custom home and is executed with fascinating success here.” The AIA SF Committee on the Environment also commended the project’s attention to materials, reuse, site ecology and energy efficiency.

  • Art Gensler [image credit: Emily Hagopian/Gensler]

    Inspiration / Art Gensler (1935-2021)

    We are joining with our colleagues worldwide in remembering Art Gensler, who passed away last week. San Francisco, where he founded his eponymously named firm in 1965, was especially touched by his vision, mentorship and civic leadership, and we were fortunate to work with him directly when he served on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Board of Trustees. His legacy and influence will continue for many years to come. Read more about his life and work here.

     

  • [Photo credit: Matthew Millman]

    Press / Stanford Residence

    Writing for The New York Times, Pilar Viladas profiles the home and workshop of IDEO founder David Kelley – and the collaboration between Kelley, JENSEN and designer-artist Johanna Grawunder. Read the full story in The Times’ Design special report here.

  • [Photo courtesy of San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department]

    Press / John King Review

    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.

  • [photo credit: Aaron Peskin]

    News / Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground Reopens

    With a traditional lion dance and blessing, Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground reopened to the public just in time for the Lunar New Year. Congratulations to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and CMG Landscape Architecture who led the remaking of this beloved community park for generations to come. Read Mayor London Breed’s press release here.

     

  • Inspiration / Climate Action

    As we greet the new year and a new president, Principal Emily Gosack sees an opening for advancing our efforts to address climate change. She shares her perspective here.

  • News / 500 Capp Street Program

    JENSEN Principal Steven Huegli joins artist Felipe Dulzaides and Cuba-based architecture and art studio Infraestudio and the 500 Capp Street community for INTENT, a lively online discussion exploring their work at the intersection of domestic environments and art — including The David Ireland House in San Francisco and Centro Bahìa and Lìnea 503 in Havana. Tuesday, December 12, 5:00 pm. Register here.

  • [photo credit: Mariko Reed]

    Award / YouTube Offices

    We are honored to have had both of our YouTube workplace renovations recognized at the 2020 SARAs National Design Awards. These  projects were awarded alongside 33 other spaces across the country, with YouTube Office 1 receiving the Merit Award and YouTube Office 2 receiving the Excellence Award.

  • 2030 By the Numbers: 2019 Summary of the AIA 2030 Commitment [image courtesy: AIA]

    News / 2030 By the Numbers

    This month the  AIA  released its  2019 summary of the 2030 Commitment data, detailing the greatest reduction in predicted energy use (pEUI) in the program’s 10-year history.  In response to these encouraging results,  AIA President Jane Fredrick, FAIA, stated, “This report outlines a vision for the coming years, which is anchored in community advocacy, adoption of on-site and off-site renewable energy sources, and increased attention to embodied carbon.”  Read the full report here.

  • News / Architecture at Zero

    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 ZNE, reimagining the library as a civic space that builds community resiliency.

  • Fox River Flood [photo courtesy: Farnsworth House]

    Inspiration / Jonathan Hill’s Weather Architecture

    From frost lines to shade structures, weather plays a critical role in how we design spaces. In Weather Architecture, Jonathan Hill investigates the role of weather as an author of design, questioning to what degree we resist and likewise celebrate it in the architectural process. Throughout the book, Hill critically analyzes several projects including Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House (pictured here), which has once again been threatened by rising floodplain waters.

  • News / JENSEN Architects

    Just as early planning made for a smooth transition to working remotely at JENSEN, we are evaluating strategies for a responsible return to the office. We’re staying abreast of evolving public health recommendations and imagining new possibilities afforded by our enhanced mobility. More than ever, we are mindful of the importance of collaboration and cooperation. Preparing together, we will chart the course forward.

  • Eater SF

    Press / Walden Studios

    Eater SF reports on an exciting wine country pairing: Chef Douglas Keane to re-open his renowned restaurant, Cyrus, in JENSEN-designed Walden Studios. Read all the details in “Starred Wine Country Restaurant Cyrus Will Rise From the Ashes After Nearly a Decade.”

  • Curbed SF

    Press / Minnesota Street Project

    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.

  • Inspiration / Beyond Sustainability 

    At this year’s Monterey Design Conference, Principal Steven Huegli saw a broader approach to regenerative design practices. Read his takeaways here.

  • Profile / Q&A with Emily Gosack, Principal

    Earlier this fall, we introduced Emily Gosack, AIA, LEED® AP as a new principal of JENSEN Architects. In our Q&A, she shares more about her approach to mixed use, multi-family developments, and her plans for shaping the role of technology in our practice. Read the Q&A here.

  • News / Introducing Our Emerging Leaders

    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.

  • Process / Art 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.

  • Architectural Record

    Press / South Bay Tech Office

    Architectural Record’s May 2019 issue includes a feature on JENSEN’s recent project for a fast-growing South Bay tech company. In the piece, Principal Dean Orr discusses the imaginative material and lighting solutions that went into transforming a 1980’s era building into a cohesive and modern workspace.

  • Architizer Journal

    Press / Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion

    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

    Press / Verjus

    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.

  • Process / Concrete Treatments

    Two current projects utilize exposed concrete, and we’ve enjoyed experimenting with methods that best suit each. Where massive scale monolithic walls were desired, a 30′ pour reduces cold joints. To add texture, we embraced air pockets by only slightly vibrating the concrete, and exposed air pockets with sandblasting. The result is a porous, softer concrete. Where heavy texture was desired, we used board-forms to enhance articulation. Large bevels, studied through mock-ups with different dimensions, express seams and add to the textural quality.

  • Process / Textural Brick

    The design of our first parklet afforded an opportunity to study the textural possibilities of brick. Taking cues from the unique historic character of the surrounding buildings, the design features a brick wrapped seating area, yet implements the material in an unconventional way. Hollow-core bricks are strung together with steel reinforcing bars creating a pattern of solid and void around the enclosure. The material creates a clear sense of boundary, while the porosity of the design allows for unexpected glimpses into the parklet.

  • Process / Cabinet of Curiosities

    The design for this workshop responds to the client’s love of objects. His interest in tinkering necessitated ample storage. We embraced the celebration of objects within a confined space by conceptualizing the studio as a modern-day cabinet of curiosities. Objects are not secondary to but instead are part of the architectural medium itself. This section render conveys the proximity of storage walls, and represents the studio volume as yet another object in the collection.

  • A+U Magazine

    Press / San Francisco: Urban Transformations

    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.

  • Architectural Digest

    Press / Sweetgreen

    Architectural Digest reports on Sweetgreen’s engagement of the surrounding community with the help of artists and architects. “Our approach to design is really regional. When we go into any new city or neighborhood, the second thing we do after visiting farms is really try to understand the city and the people and build our store around that feeling and the people we connect with.” – Nicolas Jammet, Co-founder Sweetgreen

  • [photo credit: Henrik Kam]

    Award / National Trust Recognizes Historic Artists’ Homes

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program is a coalition of sites working to conserve the legacy of creativity in the visual arts in America. This month, the National Trust added four new sites to the program including the recently preserved and opened home of late conceptual artist David Ireland. The 1886 Italianate-style house turned site-specific artwork located in San Francisco’s Mission District is widely considered the centerpiece of Ireland’s career.

  • Dwell

    Press / Alamo Square Residence

    “In the end, the Alamo Square Residence is seemingly a house of contradictions: new and old, traditional and contemporary, muted and bold, simple and innovative. Beneath the surface, however, the disparate elements are woven together with a cohesiveness that allows it to be, at its core, a warm and functional family home. The genre-defying design . . . manages to push boundaries in the most beautiful way possible.” – Sarah Akkoush for Dwell

Publications

  • Fast Company, November 2021
    “An iconic San Francisco park gets a masterful makeover” (Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground)
  • Sonoma Magazine, September 2021
    “Cyrus Restaurant On the Rise (Again) in Geyserville” (Walden Studios)
  • The New York Times, September 2021
    “San Francisco Gets Its Own Institute of Contemporary Art” (Minnesota Street Campus)
  • SF Chronicle Datebook, September 2021
    “New Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco to open in Dogpatch next summer” (Minnesota Street Campus)
  • The New York Times, April 2021
    “A Design Expert Makes Space for Tools and Memories” (Stanford Residence)
  • SF Chronicle, February 2021
    “A redone Chinatown park shows why public space matters in times like these” (Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground)
  • SF Chronicle, February 2021
    “Dragon breathes new life into S.F. Chinatown playground after $15 million renovation” (Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground)
  • Dezeen, April 2020
    “Five San Francisco house extensions designed to contrast the original architecture” (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Architect's Newspaper, June 2020
    “AIA California announces winners of ninth annual net-zero design competition” (Book Garden)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, July 2020
    “Minnesota Street Project opens first group gallery show in atrium, launches virtual portal” (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Eater SF, March 2020
    “Starred Wine Country Restaurant Cyrus Will Rise From the Ashes After Nearly a Decade” (Walden Studios)
  • SF Chronicle, February 2020
    “Acclaimed Wine Country restaurant Cyrus will reopen in Geyserville after all”
    (Walden Studios)
  • SF Curbed, December 2019
    “The Bay Area’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Dwell, November 2019
    “16 Architects on Regional Style and What American Design Means to Them”
    (JENSEN Architects)
  • SF Chronicle, November 2019
    “SF backs 744 homes at UCSF Laurel Heights campus”
    (3333 California)
  • Bon Appetit, September 2019
    “Our 50 Nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants 2019”
    (Verjus)
  • Bon Appetit, June 2019
    “The Little Things: A Design Tour of San Francisco’s Rustic-Modern Wine Bar, Verjus”
    (Verjus)
  • 7x7, June 2019
    “The wine bar we’ve been waiting for, Verjus serves European flavor”
    (Verjus)
  • Architectural Record, May 2019
    “A Delicate Balance: Tech Office Company”
    (Tech Office Space)
  • Architizer Journal, May 2019
    “7 Architecture Firms Ripping Up the Rulebook on Public Spaces”
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • SF Chronicle, May 2019
    “Verjus is a new San Francisco star”
    (Verjus)
  • Builder Magazine, February 2019
    “Stately Victorian Kitchen Gets a Contemporary Update”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • SF Chronicle, January 2019
    “Verjus answers the call of San Francisco’s natural wine scene”
    (Verjus)
  • Eater SF, January 2019
    “Inside SF’s Hottest New Wine Bar, Where High-Gloss and
    Hi-Fi Rule”
    (Verjus)
  • Commercial Architecture Magazine, December 2018
    “Modern Design in Wine Country”
    (The SHED)
  • Interior Design, December 2018
    “10 Simply Amazing Cafes”
    (Blue Bottle Coffee Morse Building)
  • Preservation, Fall 2018
    “Out of the Ordinary”
    (David Ireland House)
  • Architectural Record, June 2018
    “The Future of Practice: Small Firms”
    (Jensen Architects)
  • Architectural Record, May 2018
    “Lighting: The Human Factor”
    (Float Station)
  • a+u Magazine, April 2018
    “CCA Graduate Center”
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • a+u Magazine, April 2018
    “Minnesota Street Project”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • The Architect's Take, April 2018
    “Minnesota Street Project: Ecosystem for the Arts”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Architectural Digest, March 2018
    “Salad with a Side of Style: Why Sweetgreen Is
    Investing in Design”
    (Sweetgreen Santa Monica)
  • Curbed SF, December 2017
    “Salesforce Tower summed up in three words. A few words for San Francisco’s most talked-about building of 2017”
    (Mark Jensen quote)
  • Architect Magazine, December 2017
    “The Winners of the 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Builder, December 2017
    “Alamo Square Residence”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • SF Weekly, October 2017
    “Venue Q. CounterPulse and the performance of queer resistance.”
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • Dwell, September 2017
    “A Historic Victorian in San Francisco is Meticulously Transformed into a Modern Family Home”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Domus, September 2017
    “Alamo Square Residence”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Dezeen, August 2017
    “Jensen Architects adds contemporary rear facade and pared down interiors to historic San Francisco house.”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Contract Magazine, July/August 2017
    “Competition: Inspiration Awards”
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • San Francisco Magazine, June 2017
    “A Victorian Rebellion”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • American-Architects, April 2017
    “Building of the Week”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Christie's International Real Estate, March 2017
    “Meet the Architects”
    (Turner Residence)
  • Dezeen, February 2017
    “Jensen Architects Converts San Francisco Warehouse into Arts Centre with Black and White Facade”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • The New York Times Style Magazine, January 2017
    “A Guide to America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Curbed SF, December 2016
    “San Francisco’s Best New Building Projects of 2016”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Wallpaper*, December 2016
    “Jensen Architects gives a Victorian-era House a Contemporary Facade”
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • Los Angeles Times, December 2016
    “Architecture’s Top 10 for 2016”
    (David Ireland House)
  • Architectural Record, October 2016
    “Perspective: House of the Month”
    (Pacific Heights Residence)
  • Architect, June 2016
    “Bay Area Honors”
    (David Ireland House)
  • Coffee Culture, June 2016
    Robert Schneider
    The Images Publishing Group, Publisher, 2016
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • Imbibe, April 2016
    “The Amazing Space”
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • San Francisco Magazine, March 2016
    “The Art Project”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • 7x7, March 2016
    “Can the Minnesota Street Project Transform Dogpatch Into a Dynamic Arts Hub?”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • SF Chronicle, March 2016
    “California College of the Arts quietly heading toward SF”
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • Wallpaper*, March 2016
    “Minnesota Street Project Will Regenerate San Francisco’s Art Community”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • Architectural Record, February 2016
    “Close Up: David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street Project”
    (David Ireland House)
  • Wallpaper*, January 2016
    “Home run: David Ireland’s Longtime Home Reopens”
    (David Ireland House)
  • Architects’ Newspaper, January 2016
    “Turn Up The Base”
    (Fort Mason Center Gallery 308)
  • SF Weekly, January 2016
    “Art: Capp Street Craft”
    (David Ireland House)
  • New York Times, December 2015
    “Preserving David Ireland’s Home in All Its Marred Glory”
    (David Ireland House)
  • The Art Newspaper, December 2015
    “Home is Where The Art is”
    (David Ireland House)
  • New York Times, November 2015
    “Venice Beach’s Influx of Trendy Outsiders”
    (Blue Bottle Venice Beach)
  • SF Chronicle, November 2015
    “Bay Area art world prepares for big year of promise and challenges”
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • SF Chronicle, November 2015
    “Bay Area art world prepares for big year of promise and challenges”
    (David Ireland House)
  • SFGate, October 2015
    “CounterPulse in Step with Tech-Firm Neighbors”
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • San Francisco Magazine, October 2015
    “Former Porn Palaces Have Terrific Bones”
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • San Francisco Magazine, October 2015
    “The Stairs Should Float”
    (Turner Residence)
  • Workplaces Today, July 2015
    Juriaan van Meel
    (Next World Offices)
  • SPUR The Urbanist, June 2015
    “Market Manipulation”
    (Show Box)
  • SF Chronicle, April 2015
    “3-Day Outburst of Art Taking Over Market Street”
    (Show Box)
  • SF Cottages and Gardens, March 2015
    “Floating World”
    (Turner Residence)
  • Bon Appetit, February 2015
    “When Cindy Daniel Opened Shed”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • SF Chronicle, November 2014
    “Something new for Thanksgiving dessert”
    (Freeman Residence - San Francisco)
  • California Home & Design, October 2014
    “Insider’s Guide to Healdsburg”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Wired, October 2014
    “A Grassy Park Whose Clever Design Makes It Accessible to All”
    (Presidio Parklands)
  • Architectural Record, September 2014
    “Beyond Cubed”
    (IDEO San Francisco)
  • Interior Design, September 2014
    “Jensen Architects Converts Automobile Showroom into Blue Bottle Coffee”
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • Hauser, August 2014
    “Throughout Beautiful”
    (Turner Residence)
  • Azure Magazine, July 2014
    “A Handsome Culinary Space in Sonoma County”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Conde Magazine, June 2014
    “2014 Architizer A+ Awards”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Martha Stewart Living, June 2014
    “A Growing Experience”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • New York Times, March 2014
    “Beard Award Winners”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • SF Chronicle, April 2014
    “Coffee by Design”
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • Wallpaper*, April 2014
    “Interactive floor plan: Turner Residence by Jensen Architects”
    (Turner Residence)
  • New York Times, March 2014
    “The View from Here”
    (House on the Hill)
  • San Francisco Magazine, March 2014
    “Fear and Floating”
    (House on the Hill)
  • Architectural Record, February 2014
    “Next World Capital”
    (Next World Offices)
  • Metropolis, February 2014
    “Oakland’s Blue Bottle Cafe Blurs Work and Leisure”
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • Interior Design, December 2013
    “Best of Year Awards”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 7x7 SF, November 2013
    “CounterPULSE Gets a New Home”
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • The Architects Newspaper, August 2013
    “Shed Store and Cafe”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • World Architecture News, August 2013
    “SHED - Loads of Local Flavor”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Architectural Record, July 2013
    “The Modern Grange”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Wallpaper*, June 2013
    “June food news: Editor’s Picks”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Modern Art Desserts
    Caitlin Freeman, Photography by Clay McLachlan Ten Speed Press, Publisher, 2013
    (Blue Bottle SFMOMA)
  • The Wall Street Journal, May 2013
    “A Perfect Long Weekend in Healdsburg, Calif.”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Environmental Graphics Magazine, April 2013
    “(Don’t) Exit Through The Gift Shop”
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • 7x7 SF, April 2013
    “Healdsburg Shed: One More Epic Wine Country Must-Visit”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • California Home & Design, February 2013
    “Eat, Play, Love”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • The Architects Newspaper, February 2013
    “Fixing the Fort”
    (Fort Mason Competition)
  • The Art Newspaper, January 2013
    “San Francisco Wattis Institute gets new gallery space”
    (CCA 350-360 Kansas)
  • 7x7 SF, January 2013
    “Potrero Hill Gets A New Art Addition”
    (CCA 350-360 Kansas)
  • Bite Club Eats, January 2013
    “Healdsburg Shed construction report”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • ArtForum, January 2013
    “Wattis Institute Gets a New Building”
    (CCA 350-360 Kansas)
  • West Coast Modern
    Zahid Sardar, Photographs by Matthew Millman
    Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2012
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)
  • Edible Selby
    Todd Selby
    Abrams, Publisher, 2012
    (Blue Bottle SFMOMA)
  • North Bay Business Journal, December 2012
    “Healdsburg project aims to take shoppers to ‘foodshed’”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Marina Times, December 2012
    “West 8 envisions a new Fort Mason”
    (Fort Mason Competition)
  • Topos Magazine, December 2012
    “West 8 wins competition in San Francisco”
    (Fort Mason Competition)
  • Interior Design, July 2012
    “A Golden Opportunity”
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • Wallpaper City Guide: San Francisco
    Phaidon, 2012
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • AIA 2010-2012 Designs for the New Decade
    Design Media Publishing Ltd., 2012
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Architects Newspaper, May 2012
    “Golden Moment”
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, May 2012
    “Golden Opportunity”
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • Healdsburg Tribune, May 2012
    “SHED Building Takes Shape”
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • Scene, Spring 2012
    “Green & Serene”
    (House on the Bay)
  • CA H+D, February 2012
    “Oakland Museum of California Even Space”
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • Old Buildings, New Designs
    Princeton Architectural Press, 2012
    (Walden Studios)
  • San Francisco Magazine, February 2012
    “Museum and their Medicis”
    (Emeryville Center for the Arts)
  • Inside | Out, Summer / Fall 2011
    “A Conversation with Mark Jensen”
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • New York Times Style Magazine, 2011
    “Mr. Coffee”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Architect, May 2011
    “Review: SFMOMA Sculpture Garden”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • California Home + Design, January / February, 2011
    “Jensen Architects’ Emeryville Contemporary Art Center”
    (Emeryville Center for the Arts)
  • Architect’s Newspaper, February 2011
    “Keep It Local”
    (Emeryville Center for the Arts)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, January 2011
    “Architects Honor 3 Bay Area Buildings”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, December 2010
    “A Catalyst for Community”
    (Emeryville Center for the Arts)
  • gb&d, December 2010
    “All in the Mix”
    (SFMOMA, Kokoris, KBS&P, Walden, Turner Duckworth)
  • Architecture Zone Vol. 3
    H.K. Rihan Int’l Culture Spread Ltd., Publisher, 2010
    (Walden Studios, CCA Graduate Center)
  • Objekt # 50 Summer 2010
    “The House at San Francisco Bay”
    (House on the Bay)
  • Re-Use Architecture
    Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing, 2010
    (Walden Studios)
  • The Architect’s Newspaper, July 2010
    “Animal Instinct”
    (Presidio Habitats)
  • Readymade, June 2010
    “Presidio Habitats”
    (Presidio Habitats)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, May 2010
    “From Outdated to Outstanding”
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • Los Angeles Times, May 2010
    “The Presidio in SF installs animal habitat art project”
    (Presidio Habitats)
  • The New York Times, T Magazine, May 2010
    “Creature Comforts, The Presidio Habitats”
    (Presidio Habitats)
  • Public Landscape, 2010
    H.K. Rihan Int’l Culture Spread Limited
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)
  • ela, February 2010
    “SFMOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Small Firms, Great Projects, 2010
    AIA San Francisco Publication
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • Architect, November 2009
    “Sculpture Garden Bridge”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Sole 24, April 2009
    “Il Progetto Della Settimana”
    (House on the Bay)
  • San Francisco Magazine, September 2009
    “Shape Shifting”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Novo Magazine Design Issue, 2009
    “SFMOMA Roof Top Garden”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Novo Magazine Design Issue, 2009
    “Jensen Architects Kokoris Residence”
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • Competitions, Summer 2009
    “SFMOMA Sculpture Garden”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 7x7, June 2009
    “Best Garden Party”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Art in America, June/July 2009
    “A Breath of Fresh Art”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • California Home + Design, May/June 2009
    “The Newest Places to Shop, Eat and Stay”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Dwell, June 2009
    “Houses We Love”
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • The New York Times Magazine, May 2009
    “Museum of Modern Eats”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • The Architect‘s Newspaper, May 2009
    “Let Them Eat Art”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • italiaArchitettura 1, 2009
    “Tiburon House a San Francisco”
    UTET Scienze Tecniche
    (House on th Bay)
  • Interni, April 2009
    “Sostenibilità OK”
    (House on the Bay)
  • d‘A, April 2009
    “Italian Workshop: Tiburon House”
    (House on the Bay)
  • ARTnews, April 2009
    “Avant Gardens”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • Residential Architect, March/April 2009
    “Residential Architect Design Awards 2009”
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • New York Times, March 2009
    “Taking a Step-by-Step Approach to Growth”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 60 Minutes, March 2009
    “The Mother of Slow Food”
    (Slow Food Nation Welcome Pavilion)
  • United Hemispheres Magazine, March 2009
    “Raise the Roof”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, March 2009
    “New faces start a welcome trend”
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • AIA California Council 2009 Calendar
    June
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • CI-Magazine, January 2009
    “Kreative Räume”
    (KBP West)
  • Masterpieces: Office Architecture + Design
    Verlagshaus Braun, Publisher, 2008
    (KBP West Offices, Turner Duckworth Offices)
  • International New Landscape, December 2008
    “Spatial Definition and Structuring”
    (Walden Studios)
  • Print Magazine, December 2008
    “Print’s Regional Design Annual 2008”
    (Jensen Architects’ Identity System)
  • Landscape Architecture, December 2008
    “Design for a Floodplain”
    (Walden Studios)
  • 1000x Architecture of the Americas
    Verlagshaus Braun, Publisher, 2008
    (Ann Hamilton Tower, CCA Graduate Center, Turner Duckworth)
  • arcCA, 08.3, 2008
    2008 AIACC Design Awards
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, September 2008
    “Nice academy...”
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • Landscape Architecture, August 2008
    “2008 ASLA Awards”
    (Walden Studios)
  • New Garden Design, Inspiring Private Paradises
    Zahid Sardar, Photographs by Marion Brenner
    Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2008
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • The Architect’s Newspaper, September 2008
    “Building an Appetite”
    (Slow Food Nation Welcome Pavilion)
  • Restroom: Contemporary Design
    Jennifer Hudson, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2008
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • California Home + Design, June 2008
    “Art Report”
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)
  • California Home + Design, May 2008
    “AIA SF Awards for Architecture”
    (Ann Hamilton Tower, CCA Graduate Center)
  • The Architect’s Newspaper, April 2008
    “Five Degrees of Gradation”
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008
    “The Museum’s Plan”
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • San Francisco Magazine, January 2008
    “The Collectors”
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)

Awards

  • 2021 AIA California
    Honor Award
    (Stanford Residence)
  • 2021 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (Stanford Residence)
  • 2020 SARAs National Design Awards
    Excellence Award
    (YouTube Office 2)
  • 2020 SARAs National Design Awards
    Merit Award
    (YouTube Office 1)
  • 2018 AIA California Council
    Merit Award
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • 2018 National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios
    (David Ireland House)
  • 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards
    Citation Award for Restoration
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • 2017 AIA California Council
    Residential Merit Award
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • 2017 Contract Magazine Inspirations Awards
    Honorable Mention
    (CounterPulse Theater)
  • 2017 California Preservation Design Awards
    Rehabilitation
    (Children’s Day School)
  • 2017 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • 2017 AIA San Francisco
    Historic Preservation Commendation
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • 2017 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (Minnesota Street Project)
  • 2017 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (Pacific Heights Residence)
  • 2017 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (Alamo Square Residence)
  • 2016 AIA Redwood Empire
    Honor Award
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2016 California Preservation Design Awards
    Craftsmanship and Preservation Technology
    (David Ireland House)
  • 2016 AIA San Francisco
    Honor Award
    (David Ireland House)
  • 2016 AIA San Francisco
    Citation Award for Interior Architecture
    (Children’s Day School)
  • 2015 Architizer A+ Design Awards
    Restaurant
    (Blue Bottle Morse Building)
  • 2015 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2015 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (Turner Residence)
  • 2015 AIA California Council
    Honor Award
    (Turner Residence)
  • 2015 Architectural Foundation of San Francisco
    Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Award
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • 2015 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2014 IIT, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
    Nominee
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2014 James Beard Awards
    Outstanding Restaurant Design
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2014 Architizer A+ Design Awards
    Retail Finalist
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2014 Architect Magazine Annual Design Awards
    Citation
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2014 Salon Today Magazine
    Salons of the Year
    (J. Roland Salon)
  • 2014 Glass Magazine
    Most Innovative Decoration Glass
    (House on the Hill)
  • 2013 International Design Awards
    Honorable Mention
    (Turner Residence)
  • 2013 International Design Awards
    Honorable Mention
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2013 Interior Design Best of Year Awards
    Honoree Nominee
    (Shed Store and Cafe)
  • 2013 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • 2013 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards
    Merit Award
    (Turner Duckworth Offices)
  • 2013 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards
    Notable Award
    (IDEO San Francisco Offices)
  • 2013 Architizer A+ Design Awards
    Special Mention in Landscape Parks Category
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • 2012 The Spark International Design Awards
    Finalist for Spaces Design
    (Turner Duckworth Offices)
  • 2012 The Spark International Design Awards
    Bronze Award
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • 2012 AIA California Council
    Citation Award
    (Walden Studios)
  • 2012 AIA California Council
    Honor Award
    (OMCA Event Space)
  • 2012 ENR California Best Projects
    Merit Award
    (Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion)
  • 2011 AIA National
    Honor Award
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 2010 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 2010 AIA California Council
    Merit Award
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • 2010 AIA San Francisco
    Honor Award
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 2010 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (Walden Studios)
  • 2009 Chicago Athenaeum
    American Architecture Award
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • California Construction Best of 2009 Awards
    Merit Award
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 2009 AIA California Council
    Merit Award
    (SFMOMA Rooftop Garden)
  • 2009 AIA San Francisco
    Special Achievement Award
    (Slow Food Nation Welcome Pavilion)
  • 2009 Residential Architect Design Awards
    Grand Award for Architectural Design Detail
    (Kokoris Residence)
  • 2008 AIA Redwood Empire
    Honor Award
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)
  • 2008 AIA Redwood Empire
    Citation Award for Design
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)
  • 2008 AIA California Council
    Honor Award
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • 2008 ASLA Professional Awards
    Honor Award
    (Walden Studios)
  • 2008 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (CCA Graduate Center)
  • 2008 AIA San Francisco
    Merit Award
    (Ann Hamilton Tower)