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Exploratorium Museum

LOCATION:

San Francisco, CA

CLIENT, OCCUPANCY:

Exploratorium Museum

CONSTRUCTION COST: $152 M

SCALE:

330,000 SF, 2 story historic buildings founded on waterfront piers

CONSTRUCTION TYPE:

Steel and wood framed buildings over concrete steel and timber piles

SUSTAINABILITY:

LEED Platinum, Net Zero

ROLE:

Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge

while employed at Rutherford + Chekene

This project created a new home for the Exploratorium (children’s science museum) at Piers 15 and 17 on the San Francisco Waterfront.  Piers 15 and 17 are approximately 100 years old and like many of San Francisco’s piers they suffered from deferred maintenance.  The project included structural modifications, such as added mezzanines, seismic retrofit of both the superstructure buildings and the pier substructures below, and structural repairs to deteriorated concrete, steel, and timber elements in the superstructure.