MUNI Metro East Maintenance Facility

San Francisco, CA

The design team of MWA and the City and County of San Francisco Bureau of Architecture was involved in site planning, building design, public meetings and coordination with artists.

The new two-story, 180,000 square foot facility houses repair and maintenance facilities on the ground floor and administrative offices, employee lockers, lounges and training rooms on the second floor. It offers expansive views of the Bay from the upper-level office and employee facilities. The repair bays receive generous natural light from skylights in order to improve working conditions and safety. “Blueprints” an artwork consisting of forty-foot-high blue glass walls etched with white lines like a blueprint, depicting machine parts such as gears, are displayed at the two main entries.

Client: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)
Cost: $100 Million
Completion: 2009
Awards: 2010 Building of America Gold Medal Award | 2010 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award | 2009 APWA Public Works Project of the Year

Photos: Russell Abraham