This month we lost a dear colleague and a giant in our field, Art Gensler. Our professional relationship with Art revolved around San Francisco International Airport projects and the Chase Arena, but more importantly, we had a personal relationship, one of friendship and mentoring. Byron’s work with Art on the board of trustees at California College of the Arts brought them together to envision ways of thinking, learning, and communicating about design to look to the future of the profession. Perhaps Art’s most arresting virtue was his innate ability to incessantly look forward and to encourage those around him to expand their viewpoints. Art taught us all how to shake it up, always with great warmth and generosity.
San Francisco, CA
Our design proposal for the new Fire Boat Station 35 (FBS35) bridges the waterfront and the urban edge of the city’s shoreline. In response to the fire station’s prominent location at the foot of the San Francisco — Oakland Bay Bridge, we have marked the facility with an illuminated tower that commands a place in the front row of the city’s skyline and at the end of the Harrison Street view corridor.