SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL - PARKING GARAGE
The San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage accommodates 820-plus parking stalls, with a planned 400 parking stall expansion. The design breaks down the mass of the garage and relates to the surrounding neighborhoods of large institutional buildings, small scale commercial developments, and Victorian-era residences. A 28-foot structural bay module is set to integrate with the module widths of adjacent residential lots.
The fluted architectural pre-cast columns emphasize each bay with a level of refined detail. The trademark pattern at the structure's parapet takes inspiration from the articulated cornices of its Victorian neighbors. Undulating guardrails provide a light and airy visual screen that softens the street facade. These curvilinear railings were designed to imitate the grill of an old automobile. The curvaceous circulation towers echo a local residential design feature and extend diagonal views beyond the site. The corner stairwell areas assure greater visibility and organizational clarity, ensuring user safety.
San Francisco, California
300,000 gross square feet
Fluted Pre-Cast Columns
1999 Design Award, NCBC
1997 Design Award, SARA