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St Joseph’s Project Team

Owner/Client & Title
Chris Foley – Ground Matrix

Interior Designer/Owner
Ken Fulk – Ken Fulk Inc

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Stained Glass Restoration
John Joy – John Joy Art Glass Studio

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Custom Door Hardware
Beth Puno – van Cronenburg,  inc.

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Mechanical Design Build
Leonard Rose – LMR Engineers

Douglas Ross – Palisade Builders, Inc

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Code/Permitting
Tony Sanchez-Corea – ARS

Lead Engineer
Vahid Sattary – Sattary Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Historic Architect
Ruth Todd – Page & Turnbull

Margit Yasukawa – EJA Lighting Design

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Steel Work
  – Carlos Welding Inc

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s) Plasterwork
  – WM O’Neill Lath And Plastering Corp

St. Joseph’s Church

The St. Joseph’s Church is the winner of a 2020 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. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About this project

Imagine a deteriorated 16,638 square foot church sitting vacant for almost three decades. Over the years, it suffered considerable damage from natural disasters, deferred maintenance, birds and vagrants. The building is once again open to the community – the owner hosts gatherings for cultural events, and New Markets tax credits provide jobs for local residents in this under-served part of SOMA

San Francisco interior designer Ken Fulk has re-imagined the interior space as the St. Joseph’s Arts Society for emerging artists.