CLIENT: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
LOCATION: San Francisco, California
SERVICES: Facility condition assessment
ASSET TYPES: Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. As one of the largest museums in the U.S. and world with an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, it includes over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts displayed in 170,000 square feet of exhibition space. SFMOMA is housed in a building designed by Mario Botta in 1995, and was expanded in 2016 by a Snohetta designed addition.
SFMOMA engaged Marx|Okubo to provide a detailed condition assessment of the existing facilities that included proposed corrective measures and developing a 10-year capital plan that anticipates the needs of SFMOMA’s collection, visitors, stakeholders, and programs. Marx|Okubo worked in close collaboration with the stakeholders and facilities team members over several months to: establish priorities; assess building systems and assemblies; anticipate future issues; review inter-department relationships and communications; create an overall plan for immediate and long-term repairs; and develop strategies for system replacements that would allow SFMOMA to maintain its internationally renowned standard of excellence while enhancing the visitor experience.