Civic Design Review Committee - November 27, 2017 - Minutes
MEETING OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE
OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
Monday, November 27, 2017
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125
Commissioner Kimberlee Stryker called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.
- Roll Call
Aleta Lee, Program Associate, Public Art Trust and Special Initiatives
- Public Comment
- Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Project: Phase #2
Lizzy Hirsch, Project Designer and Landscape Architect, Public Works
Marien Coss, Project Manager, Rec & Park
Paul DeFreitas, Architect, Public Works
The design team reviewed the comments from their last review and shared updates to the project. They began by sharing the new design of the entrance fencing, highlighting the larger stairway opening on to Golden Gate Avenue, accent color of the fence entrances, and visual fence detail options. The team presented a sixteen feet high fence to be added between the Multi-Purpose Field and Community Room to protect the building from damage from soccer balls. They then presented to floor plans and the elevations of the Community Room, while showcasing their material and color palette and samples which included bird safe glazing and duo colored sunshade system. Finally, the team presented the playground palette, site palette, and planting palette.
The Committee praised the team for such an organized and well-thought presentation. They appreciated the team’s clear efforts to show the previous designs and new updates. The Committee endorsed the creative visual of the fencing, expressing that it brought the playground forward and provided a welcoming entrance to the park. They asked the team to explore International Orange as an accent color, to raise the concrete of the concrete bench on the exterior of the Community Room, and to explore the use of tiles on the water fountain wall. The Committee mentioned having signage or a plaque commemorating Margaret Hayward that will educate playground users about her legacy. Finally, the Committee suggested a few alternate plants to use for the landscape, as the Kangaroo Paw species has been used often.
There was no further public comment.
Motion to approve Phase 2 of the Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Project contingent upon: 1) following the Committee’s recommendation to eliminate fritted glass on the sun shade façade because it is not necessary for bird safety; 2) adopting the Committee’s endorsement of a playful visual for the fence; 3) exploring the possibility of using International Orange as the accent color; 4) bringing up the cast concrete of the bench seating to 42 inches; 5) studying continuing the selected tiles to the bottom of the water fountain wall; 6) addressing the channel of the roof edge; and 7) integrating the Committee’s planting suggestions.
- Maxine Hall Health Center Renovation and Seismic Upgrade Project: Phase #2
Greta Jones and Reggie Stump, Project Designer, Public Works
Joe Chin, Project Manager, Public Works
Kay Kim, Architect, Public Works
Jessica Perez, Landscape Architect, Public Works
The design team presented updates to the project regarding the graphic wall, shotcrete wall, and proposed landscape. The team showed two graphic options for the south elevation wall. Option 1 displayed a segment of part of the existing mural, while Option 2 displayed a close up of that mural segment. The graphic wall would no longer use the Trespa material, but Fundermax paneling which provides a more painterly quality to the graphic panels. The team provided samples of the Fundermax panel during this time. Next, the team presented options regarding the shotecrete wall of the east elevation. Option 1 would showcase a stucco wall with a clear anodized aluminum spandrel. Option 2 would showcase a stucco wall with a dark bronze anodized aluminum spandrel. Lastly, the team provided the planting plans and plant palette for the site.
The Committee suggested that a plaque be included to describe the original artwork and the graphic reproduction on the south elevation. The Committiee preferred the Option 1 of the graphic wall and Option 1 of the south elevation for the stucco wall with a clear anodized aluminum spandrel. Lastly, the Committee again suggested a few plants to use for the landscape, as the Kangaroo Paw species has been used often.
There was no further public comment.
Motion to approve Phase 2 of the Maxine Hall Health Center Renovation and Seismic Upgrade Project contingent upon: 1) including a plaque which describes the artwork and reproduction; 2) moving forward with Option 1 of the Graphic Wall; 3) painting the handrails; 4) moving forward with the preferred option of clear anodized aluminum window detailing for the shotcrete wall; and 5) integrating the Committee’s planting suggestions.
- Garfield Pool & Clubhouse Project: Phase #2
Paulett Taggart, Project Designer and Architect, Paulette Taggart Architects
Toks Ajike, Project Manager, Rec & Park
Lizzy Hirsch, Landscape Architect, Public Works
The design team presented updates to the project, including the color palette of the trespa wall paneling, views and details of the glass entry and steel canopy, and renderings of the updated design to the building and entry. In regards to the Art Enrichment component of the project, artist Favianna Rodriguez was selected for the opportunity and will be working closely with the community in creating the artwork for the exterior of the natatorium. Precita Eyes would be involved with the restoration of the current murals at the site. The team showed the exterior elevations and sample materials. The team also presented the proposed landscape plan, including the perimeter, courtyard, backdrop, and rain garden planting.
The Committee were concerned about the design of the entry canopy and asked the team to further explore different approaches to the canopy entrance. They also asked that the team explore different colors of the mullions of the multiple structures to see what color palette may look best.
There was no further public comment.
Motion to approve Phase 2 of the Garfield Center Project contingent upon: 1) further study of the entrance canopy design; and 2) studying the darker mullion color for both wings (particularly if the Natatorium could use a structurally glazed system) or, alternatively, studying dark mullions on the Clubhouse and medium gray on the Natatorium.
- Visual Arts Committee Update
Commissioner Dorka Keehn showed artworks that were approved to be installed at the new Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Two-Dimensional Artwork Program.
- Staff Report.
- New Business and Announcements
Jill Manton reminded the Committee of the December Civic Design Review date set for December 11th. Jill Manton and Commissioner Stryker also spoke on the beginning processes of involvement with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, along with Commissioner Lydia So’s role as a project reviewer and agency liaison.
Commissioner Stryker reminded the Committee of the proposed Civic Design Review reception to be hosted by the Committee. It was stated that they would look for Spring 2018 as a possible time for the reception.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:53 p.m.
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