History and Renovation
History And Renovation

Architectural credits



Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris (SMWM)
Cathy Simon, Design Principal and Design Team Leader
John Long, Project Manager
Andrew Wolfram, Project Architect
989 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103, (415) 546-0400

Cathy Simon and her team at SMWM led the Ferry Building's collaborative design effort. Founded in 1985, SMWM practices Architecture, Planning and Urban Design, Interiors and Graphic Design. Known for the robust public spirit of its national practice, the firm has won over 100 local and national design awards and, in 1999, was the recipient of the AIA Firm Award, the California Council of the American Institute of Architects' highest honor.

Ferry Building retail architect

Retail Architects

Baldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg Architects (BCV)
Hans Baldauf, Principal
Kenneth Catton, Principal
Chris von Eckartsberg, Principal
Maureen Hardy, Project Manager
1527 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA 94133, (415) 398-6538

While collaborating on the overall Ferry Building design, BCV was primarily responsible for the design of the Ferry Building Marketplace, the ground floor's public market. Founded in 1997, BCV Architects has quickly established itself as an award-winning design firm practicing Architecture, Planning, Interiors and Furnishing design services for a variety of project types including restaurants, specialty food shops, flagship stores and retail centers, wineries, multi-unit and single-family residences, mixed-use developments and office buildings.

Ferry Building Preservation Architects

Preservation Architects

Page & Turnbull
Jay Turnbull, Principal in Charge
Tom Dufurrena, Principal and Project Manager
Lex Campbell, Project Designer
724 Pine Street, San Francisco CA 94108, (415) 362-5154

Page & Turnbull were responsible for designing the repair, restoration and recreation of historic portions of the Ferry Building, including the west façade with its new windows, the arcades and fenestration of the historic Nave, and original offices. In addition, Page & Turnbull coordinated the certification of the project for preservation tax credits. The firm was founded in 1973 and has long been known for excellence in historic preservation.

Ferry Building General Contractor

General Contractor

Plant Construction Company
Craig Allison, Executive Vice President
300 Newhall Street, San Francisco CA 94124, (415) 285-0500

Plant Construction Company was added as a member of the Ferry Building Investors, LLC development team before entering the public competition in 1998. Plant used the expertise gained in renovation and rehabilitation of numerous historic structures in California, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere to secure and manage specialty subcontractors from all over the country. In addition to the complete renovation of the building, the construction team completed the restoration of the original marble mosaic flooring, the historic west façade, the clock tower, and the replication of the historic masonry arches and clathri windows. Founded in San Francisco in 1947, Plant Construction has been responsible for the restoration of many significant local structures, including the Shell Building, One Market Street, Pacific Place, and the Fairmont Hotel.

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