SFMOMA Rooftop Garden

The SFMOMA’s rooftop garden is an open-air gallery defined by the intersection of sculpture, space and light. The entire back wall of the museum’s top floor is removed, allowing a seamless connection from gallery to garden. A large panoramic window at this new opening offers an elevated view to the garden, presenting it like a landscape painting inside the gallery. A glazed long-span bridge links the Museum to a garden pavilion that in turn opens out to the garden through large sliding glass panels. Surrounding the garden, lichen-covered lava-stone walls hide the city and frame the sky, providing an oasis for art in the midst of downtown San Francisco.

  • Awards

  • 2011 AIA National Honor Award for Architecture
    2010 American Architecture Awards
    2010 AIA San Francisco Honor Award for Design
    2009 AIA California Council Merit Award for Design

  • Press

  • AIA 2010-2012 Desings for the New Decade, Design Media Publishing Ltd., 2012
    Wallpaper City Guide: San Francisco, Phaidon, 2012
    SF Chronicle, February 2011
    ela, February 2010
    Architect, November 2009
    arcCA, September 2009
    San Francisco Magazine, September 2009
    NOVO Magazine Design Issue, 2009
    Competitions, Summer 2009
    7x7, June 2009
    Art in America, June/July 2009
    California Home + Design, May/June 2009
    The New York Times Magazine, May 31, 2009
    The Architect’s Newspaper, May 27, 2009
    ARTnews, April 2009
    New York Times, March 2009
    United Hemispheres Magazine, March 2009
    New Garden Design, Inspiring Private Paradises, Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2008
    San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2008

  • Location

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

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