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Garfield Community Pool Team

Project Lead – Paulett Taggart, Paulett Taggart Architects

Owner/Client – Noah Levy, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Joint Venture Architect – Alyosha Verzhbinky, TEF Design

Landscape Architect – Lizzy Hirsch, San Francisco Department of Public Works

Historic Preservation Consultant – Matthew Davis, Architectural Resources Group

Contractor – Build Group Lara Prieto, Emmanuel

Structural Engineer – Ed Rivera, Rivera Consulting Group

Mechanical Engineer – Tunde Munz, Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers

Plumbing / Electrical Engineer – Rosanna Lerma, E Design C, Inc.

Civil Engineer – Andrew Leahy, Leahy Engineering

Acoustic Consultant – Ahmad Bayat, Vibro-Acousitc Consultants

Pool Consultant – Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group

Cost Consultant – Jeff Saylor, Saylor Consulting Group

Lighting Consultant – David Malman, Architectural Lighting Design

Signage Consultant – Daniel Reider, Lowercase Productions

LEED Consultant – Kristen Hershowitz, stok

Waterproofing Consultant – James Mendygral, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Specifications Consultant – Emily Borland, Emily Borland Specifications

Garfield Pool Rehabilitation

The Garfield Pool Rehabilitation of San Francisco is a winner for the 2022 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About the Garfield Pool Rehabilitation

The pool building rehabilitation removed nonconforming exterior additions. The legacy diptych mural “Primal Sea” adorning its south facade — a community treasure painted by nearby Precita Eyes — was restored by the same mural arts organization. Inside, the pool features a movable bulkhead to support simultaneous uses by both lap swimmers and young children and elders with mobility challenges. Reconfigured and modernized restrooms and locker rooms enhance functionality and accessibility.  The natatorium’s canted western façade, obscured over time, was restored with a glass curtainwall featuring a colorful mural that celebrates the Latinx diaspora of immigrants in the Mission, designed through community engagement, by Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez.

New additions include a clubhouse clad in a phenolic panel rain screen housing a flexible multipurpose room and supporting amenities, and a glass lobby supporting the use of the clubhouse and providing views and access to the enclosed courtyard. The design of both defer to the historic pool building in their form and scale.