Repair & Restoration – First Place
The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
San Francisco, CA
Nominated by: Northern California and Western Nevada Chapter – ACI
The transformation of an abandoned, century-old movie theater into a highly visible, alternative, experimental performance space for San Francisco’s preeminent theater company is a major milestone in the regeneration of the midsection of Market Street. The new structural system consists of a metal deck roof diaphragm over the original auditorium trusses, ductile reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry shear walls integrated with the spatial expression of the interior spaces, and a mix of reinforced concrete slabs and beams and steel and composite metal deck floor framing all supported on new, shallow reinforced concrete foundations and grade beams. Useable area was created for actors’ changing rooms and other support functions by excavating to create a reinforced concrete basement structure below the stage between existing foundations. The project team worked closely with historic preservation architects to retain and reuse as many of the original materials and features as possible, including the masonry façade and internal finishes. To restore the façade, decorative glass fiber reinforced concrete panels were cast from molds made from the existing relief and installed below the building’s canopy to extend the ornamentation to the ground.
Owner of Project: American Conservatory Theater
Architectural Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Engineering Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
General Contractor: Plant Construction Company LLP
Concrete Contractor: Bradley Concrete
Concrete Supplier: Central Concrete
Development Manager, Project Manager, and Financing Consultant: Equity Community Builders, LLC
Mechanical Design Build Engineers: Anderson Rowe & Buckley, Inc.
Civil Engineering: BKF Engineers
Acoustics, Security, and Telecommunications: Charles M. Salter Associates Inc.
Electrical Design Build Engineers: Decker Electric Co., Inc.
MEP Design Engineers: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Historic Preservation Consultant: Page & Turnbull, Inc.
Plumbing Design Build Engineers: Pribuss Engineering, Inc.
Lighting Design: PrichardPeck Lighting, Inc.
Theater Consultant: The Shalleck Collaborative, Inc.
LEED® Consultant: Rick Unvarsky Consulting Services, Inc.
Architectural Concrete Finishing/Polishing: Bay Area Concrete
Mold-Cast Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Ornamentation: Giampolini Courtney (with Architectural Facades Unlimited)
Learn more about this project and the other 2016 winners at www.aciexcellence.org