I’m pleased to announce that the San Francisco Arts Commission has selected and purchased two of my printed photographs for the collection of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)! My work will be displayed in the new $190 million, 277,000 square foot, LEED-platinum headquarters slated to open next month in the Civic Center area. The call for artwork garnered over 4000 submissions and mine, along with other chosen pieces, will be displayed throughout the new building.
From a design point of view, the new building boasts some impressive features. The advanced structure will incorporate wind turbines and solar panels throughout and produce 10% or more of the building’s energy needs from renewable energy. Daylight harvesting and advanced lighting design will result in 45% less energy to illuminate the interior. And with low-flow toilets, waterless urinals and on-site treatment of grey water and rainwater, the structure will use just 1 gallon per day, per person (vs. 12 gallons per day per person for a typical office building).
The SFPUC is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and water treatment services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s municipal departments. They have over 2,300 employees working in 7 counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $700 million.
I’m happy to have been chosen from among so many local artists. What is even more exciting is that the location is just a short walk down the street. The two pieces are printed on high gloss aluminum substrates that have fantastic clarity and depth of color. After they’re installed, I’ll update with on-site photos. In the meantime, below are the two selected images and the new building.