Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers
Photo © Kyle Jeffers

San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building

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401 Van Ness Avenue, 94102 San Francisco

The dedication of the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building by Mayor Edwin Lee on September 16, 2015, marked the reopening of the renovated and transformed historic Beaux Arts building after lengthy seismic upgrades and improvements through the Department of Public Work’s Seismic Upgrade & Improvements Project that began in 2011. 

Auerbach Glasow provided architectural lighting design for all public spaces including the performance venues, all lobbies, circulation corridors, historic stairs, San Francisco Arts Commission exhibit space, offices and the exterior.  The San Francisco Department of Public Works managed the project and provided architectural services.

The scope for Auerbach Glasow included an extensive initial inventory of hundreds of historic fixtures original to the building that were then meticulously restored and upgraded to be re-used throughout the building.  Contemporary state-of-the-art lighting was designed for areas that did not feature historic fixtures.  The entire building is now centrally controlled by a processor-based system designed by Auerbach Glasow that aggressively reduces lighting electrical loads. 

The firm has completed numerous projects in the Civic Center Arts District during the course of its history.

Other Projects by Auerbach Glasow

Transbay Transit Center - Phase 1
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University of California, Davis, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Law Building Infill and Remodel
Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House Renovation
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Poly International Plaza
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