|San Francisco Federal Building/Courtesy Wikipedia|
|Golden Gate Bridge/Photo © Rich Niewiroski|
|Mint Plaza/Photo © CMG|
|CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts/Courtesy e-flux|
|Four Barrel Coffee/Courtesy Four Barrel Coffee|
Douglas Burnham is founder and principal of envelope Architecture + Design (envelope A+D), an award-winning collaborative design firm that advances new models of public and private space anchored in compelling visions of the emerging urban condition.
Favorite new green building:
The San Francisco Federal Building: not so new, but really the best in terms of architecture (better than the Piano Academy of Sciences in my opinion).
Must-see historic building:
Depends what you mean by historic…
San Francisco Art Institute Building -- the modern (1969) addition and raised public terrace by Paffard Keatinge-Clay
and by building...
The Golden Gate Bridge, 1937
The Marin Headlands has amazing bunker architecture embedded into the sea swept hills overlooking the Pacific and next to the Golden Gate.
Best public parks/spaces:
PROXY (one of our projects)
Golden Gate Park - between the De Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences
Museums, galleries, and performing arts:
There's a not-to-be-missed show in the Architecture + Design Galleries in the SFMOMA: FIELD CONDITIONS by curator Joseph Becker.
Eli Ridgeway Gallery (near the SFMOMA)
Drinking, dining, and shopping:
Okay, so here I have to pitch some of our projects:
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