Exterior of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; Exterior of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ;

SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissioned Snøhetta, EHDD Architects, and 电竞竞猜外围 for the highly anticipated addition to the original Mario Botta-designed building. The new LEED Gold building adds significantly to the museum’s galleries and public spaces and provides a new home for the Fisher Collection of contemporary art. For 电竞竞猜外围 , this project continues a long-standing collaboration with Snøhetta.

电竞竞猜外围 was involved with all the elements which created the sensory environment of the building and galleries — lighting, acoustics, audiovisual technologies, and building envelope design. Our multidisciplinary approach integrated daylight and electrical lighting design strategies with room acoustic control and flexible audiovisual infrastructure to support a variety of curatorial needs. The close connections between room acoustics and audio reproduction, lighting and video display, daylight penetration and façade engineering leave a lasting impression on the public perception of the new building.

Moving through the museum 

In addition to 电竞竞猜外围 ’s  lighting , acoustic, and façade scope, we completed a significant pedestrian model of the renovated museum lobby. The purpose of the pedestrian modelling work was to help the architect and museum better understand people's movements within the lobby space, demonstrating that the building meets flow requirements, while also making recommendations that improved wayfinding and the user experience.

The SFMOMA addition includes an innovative facade design. The SFMOMA addition includes an innovative facade design.

Attention to integration 

电竞竞猜外围 provided integrated room  acoustics  and flexible  audiovisual  infrastructure design to support a variety of curatorial needs. The room acoustics and sound isolation strategies were designed to create comfortable acoustic environments and minimise the impact of multimedia and performance art exhibitions on adjacent spaces. The gallery and education spaces are equipped with a range of flexible audiovisual connectivity that leverages the structured cabling backbone to create a converged AV-IT network.

The museum expansion also includes a versatile, double-height “white box” space equipped with cutting-edge lighting, sound, and rigging systems designed to support live performance art, as well as education, gallery, and meeting functions.

电竞竞猜外围 ’s  façade engineering  services also respond to the curatorial needs of the galleries and modify standard systems to meet the architect’s vision and the owner’s budget. Similarly, the daylighting strategies were developed in concert with the façade while considering the needs of the audiovisual display systems.