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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.