San Francisco is known for its charming victorian architecture and iconic structures like Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge, but it also has a fair amount of new and recent starchitect-designed buildings that don’t deserve to be overlooked. A number of buildings by celebrated architects like Thom Mayne and Herzog & de Meuron have already been built, while others, like Foster + Partners’ 50 First Street or Cesar Pelli’s Transbay Tower are still under construction or on the drawing boards. Here now, a handy map regrouping projects, both built and in planning, by big-name architects in San Francisco. Know of any future projects desgined by famed architects that don’t appear in today’s feature? Drop us a line or let us know in the comments. Without further ado, a map of 12 starchitect-designed buildings in the City by the Bay.
The LEED-Gold certified SFJAZZ center, which opened in 2013, was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates. The building received an honor award from AIA SF.