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Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse

The historic Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse was originally built as the home of San Francisco’s first electric railway. The buildings have been repurposed to serve as a multidisciplinary arts center in the City’s Excelsior District, and provide training in arts-related fields to underprivileged youth. BKF provided civil engineering design services on the project, including preparation of construction documents. 

  • 2023 Civic Trust Awards, Highly Commended Project
  • 2022 AIA California, Design Award Special Commendation, Design for Resources
  • 2021 San Francisco Design Week Winner
  • 2021 IIDA Northern California Honor Awards Finalist
  • 2021 California’s Preservation Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Preservation Design Award
  • 2021 AIA San Francisco, Historic Preservation Commendation Design Award
  • 2021 ADC Awards (The One Club for Creativity), Merit Award, Spatial Design
  • 2021 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, Good Green Award
  • 2020 Society of American Architects, National Design Honor Award
  • 2020 International Design Awards, Silver Award, Renovation

  • Award-Winning Core Team:
    Owner: San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
    General Contractor: Roebuck Construction
    Architect: Aidlin Darling Design
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