Tim Griffith


Category: Bond
Citation

The SFJAZZ Center is the first building in the country dedicated purely to jazz. San Francisco’s Mark Cavagnero Associates designed the 35,000-square-foot, three-story structure—which encompasses performance, rehearsal, and office spaces—on a downtown site near the city’s existing opera, symphony, and ballet venues. In addition to the center’s main Robert N. Miner Auditorium, which can host upwards of 700 people in its grandest configuration, a smaller ensemble room on the street level has glass walls that let pedestrians see the musicians inside. Balconies on the top two floors also open the glass-and-concrete building to the neighborhood.

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SFJAZZ, designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates.
Kyle Jeffers SFJAZZ, designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates.


The main auditorium can be reconfigured to accomodate different types of performances.
Tim Griffith The main auditorium can be reconfigured to accomodate different types of performances.


A glazed performance space on the ground floor allows passersby to see the musicians.
Tim Griffith A glazed performance space on the ground floor allows passersby to see the musicians.


Lobby.
Kyle Jeffers Lobby.


Public spaces outside the theater.
Tim Griffith Public spaces outside the theater.


Plan.
Courtesy Mark Cavagnero Associates Plan.


Plan.
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Plan.
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Plan.
Courtesy Mark Cavagnero Associates Plan.


Sections.
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