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AIASF COTE® Buildings & Beer: SFAI - Fort Mason Campus Tour
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AIASF COTE® Buildings & Beer: SFAI - Fort Mason Campus Tour

When: Friday, April 26th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: The SF Art Institute Graduate Campus
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, California  94123
United States

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Event Time:

6:00 PM: Building Tour Start

7:00 PM: Stay for good food, drinks and networking at Off the Grid or other food venues at the Fort Mason Center.


Fort Mason SF Art Institute Exterior/ © Bruce Damonte Photographer


Fort Mason SF Art Institute interior/ © Bruce Damonte Photographer


Join us for a tour of San Francisco Art Institute’s (SFAI) Graduate Campus at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Learn about the project’s integrated high-performance features, and how the successful public/private partnership between SFAI, Fort Mason Center, and the National Park Service helped to create this new vibrant arts center in the Golden Gate National Park. Following the tour, join other attendees for a meal and drink at FMC’s Off the Grid! The tour will be led by Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP Associate Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Tyler Bradshaw, PE, LEED AP, the MEP team’s lead engineer for the project.

The SFAI Graduate Campus is a 69,000 square foot adaptive reuse project at the historic Pier Shed #2 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The project transformed a drafty exhibition hall into a dynamic high performance hub for public arts activities and graduate arts education. The project includes graduate studios for 160 artists, public exhibition galleries and a black box theater, flexible performance/video/installation spaces, digital media suites and a woodshop – all located on a pier overlooking the San Francisco Bay!

The historic pier shed building was restored, seismically upgraded and outfitted with integrated high-performance building systems including a 255KW rooftop photovoltaic system. The project exceeds AIA 2030 Commitment targets, using 83% less energy than the national median for similar buildings. 

The tour will begin promptly at 6:00 PM inside the lobby of SFAI’s Pier 2 building at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Following the tour, attendees are welcome to stay to network, socialize and enjoy the many food and drink options at Fort Mason Center’s weekly Off the Grid event, or other Fort Mason food venues such as Radhaus, Greens, and The Interval bar.


Learning Objectives: AIA Continuing Education: 1.0 LU. During this tour, attendees will:


  1. Discover how a public/private partnership team successfully transforms an historic army pier shed into a state-of-the-art high performance public arts and education center.
  2. Investigate how project performance goals are set, and how the design process, including cost-benefit and other analyses, impact how various upgrades are selected.
  3. Understand how building envelope and building systems integrate to achieve maximum building performance while respecting existing historic fabric.
  4. Recognize how technical and architectural building elements overlap and interact to achieve a successful user experience.


Ticket Pricing

  • $5 AIASF Members with pre-registration
  • General Admissions: $10

Registration will close two (2) hours in advance of the start time or once the event reaches capacity. There will be no walk-up entry or ticketing for this event.


About the Presenters:

Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, LMS Architects

Ryan strives to understand his client’s values and community, working to ensure that everyone has access to thoughtful and uplifting architecture. He ensures that sustainability is a value that is integrated into the design of all projects, including early utilization of passive strategies, integration of building systems, and a focus on resilience. Several of Ryan’s projects have been recognized with COTE Top Ten awards and LEED Platinum certifications.



Tyler Bradshaw, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Blue Forest Engineering

Tyler’s more than 20 years of design experience in the HVAC industry comes with a passion for helping owners, architects and other consultants identify and tear down perceived barriers to far reaching sustainability goals. Tyler’s engineering focus is to identify design synergies and execute simple, passive, low cost and low maintenance systems designs. Tyler has completed more than twelve LEED Platinum and several verified Net Zero Energy (NZE) Projects.




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