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Maintenance and
Operations

For both cost-effectiveness and
ease of operation, very few systems
require control or maintenance.
Boilers, pumps, DOAS air-handler
fans, radiant zone valves and VRF
systems are integrated to provide a
system that is simple to operate and
maintain. Easily accessible valves
and manifolds keep the maintenance and operations crew happy.
Overall, this simplified system has
fewer components, controls and
ultimately less cost.
The building was designed to provide flexibility in both short and long
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of public programs and classes, free
galleries, and open performance
spaces, the project supports SFAI's
mission to make the creation of
art transparent to the public. The
site's location is within Fort Mason
Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC),
a vibrant culture hub of 24 arts
organizations with two million visitors annually. It positions artists at
the center of public life and conveniently creates awareness of the
integration of sustainable adaptive
reuse of buildings.

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terms. In the short term, studios and
teaching spaces can be easily reconfigured and adapted to serve evolving programs and technologies. The
building spaces are generalized to
allow for future adaptation for alternative uses in the long term.
Located in an active seismic
region, the rehabilitation included
a seismic upgrade for life safety and
to preserve and protect the historic
landmark. The large solar PV array
will maintain limited operations
during power outages and grid
failure. The design responds to the
dramatic physical setting and leverages the connection between natural
forces and the built environment.
Working closely with the National
Park Service, the design team
addressed the requirements of the
International Dark-Sky Association
program to determine appropriate
exterior and interior lighting strategies, as well as time clock/occupancy
controls to address light pollution.

Cost-Effectiveness

SFAI embarked on their campus
expansion in one of the most challenging and expensive real estate
markets in the world. Design for

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economy was an overarching priority to meet their teaching goals
within a limited budget. FMCAC,
SFAI and the design team actively
sought a variety of complex funding sources, including the National
Park Service's Save American
Treasures program, Federal Historic
Preservation Tax Incentives program
and a grant from the Department of
Energy to successfully finance the
project.
Working with SFAI, the design
team rehabilitated the existing
structure and integrated the new
program elements efficiently and
with multiple benefits. We optimized the radiant zone shapes to
use a low cost radiant mat system
nearly halving the cost of the radiant
tubing. Program areas serve multiple uses for an economy of space.
The shared spaces are flexible and
adaptable with sliding glass panels
that allow for an open or a secured
configuration depending on the
event or exhibition. The studio pods
are designed to be easily and inexpensively reconfigured over time.

Environmental Impact

Preserving Ecology. Over the last
two centuries, the San Francisco
Bay edge has been highly altered.
This includes at Fort Mason where
in 1882 the Army created this military port over a diverse ecosystem
that supports 500 species. However,
near Pier 2 remains one of the last
unaltered sections of the bay edge-
Black Point. Here, the public can
directly connect with both the manmade waterfront and the naturally
rocky bay edge. The interior of the
SFAI campus maximizes connection to the Bay, city and park with
large storefront infill in the historic


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