|WEST WING OF THE M.H. DE YOUNG MUSEUM
GOLDEN GATE PARK
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The M.H. de Young Museum is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and is comprised of several interconnected buildings. The West Wing, constructed in 1965, currently houses the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Although functionally connected to the adjacent buildings, it is physically separated by a one-inch joint. Faye Bernstein & Associates was retained to perform a seismic evaluation and prepare a report to convey our findings and recommendations. As prime consultant, FBA's responsibilities included a site inspection, preliminary structural analyses, and the development of conceptual mitigation schemes necessary for a cost estimate. The report outlined the structural deficiencies, suggested remedial measures and determined their related cost.
OWNER: Golden Gate Park
|THE MOTHERS BUILDING
SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Mothers Building, located in the San Francisco Zoological Gardens, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to being a landmark building, the interior walls have frescos of historical significance. Throughout the years the Mothers Building has evidenced cracking, spalling, rusting and general wear and tear. In order to ascertain the extent of distress and possible loss in structural integrity and to determine structural adequacy under seismic loading, the City and County of San Francisco engaged Faye Bernstein and Associates to conduct a structural investigation. The investigation included numerous site inspections, preliminary structural analyses, and material testing of the major structural elements. A report was prepared outlining the structural deficiencies and suggesting remedial measures and cost estimates.
Bureau of Architecture
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 4100
San Francisco, CA 94102
OWNER: City & County of San Francisco