San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason Graduate Campus

SFAI's new Fort Mason Graduate Campus uses Banker Wire's M13Z-145 in stainless steel.

Products Used

Material: 
  • 00 - Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
Application: 
  • Interior Railings and Stairways
Building Type: 
  • Education
M13Z-145 - Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
San FranciscoCaliforniaUnited States
Project Details:

San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason Graduate Campus

The San Francisco Art Institute is a non-profit art college founded in 1871 and has held the reputation of being one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. Recently, SFAI moved its graduate campus of 15 years from Dogpatch on Third Street, to Pier 2 in Fort Mason. The grand opening of the new graduate campus is scheduled for mid-November, 2017. The new graduate campus hosts 160+ artist studios, over 4000 square feet of gallery and performance space, digital media suites, student lounge, and a seminar room.

SFAI’s Fort Mason building consists of two floors, with the upper floor being exposed to the lower level. The stairs and the railing around the upper level feature Banker Wire’s M13Z-145 wire mesh pattern in stainless steel as infill panels. The simplicity and openness of M13Z-145 allows for limited distractions in an environment intended to cultivate an artist’s personal creativity. This decorative mesh is also incredibly strong and able to withstand the rigors of high traffic areas.

Additional Images: 
The simplicity and openness of M13Z-145 allows for limited distractions in an environment intended to cultivate an artist’s personal creativity.
M13Z-145 is incredibly strong and able to withstand the rigors of high traffic areas.

Project Team

Project Architect: 
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Project Fabricator: 
Golden State Steel and Stair
Other: 
GC: Oliver & Company