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Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse

Originally the home of San Francisco’s first electric railway, the Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse is the one of the last physical reminders of that historic transit system. Now owned by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department, the historic building is being transformed into a cultural and educational community center. Phase One is a 300-person event space; future phases for two-building complex will include classrooms and a black box theater for youth arts education.

2023 International Winner

Civic Trust Award

2022 Design Awards Winner

AIA California

2022 Interior Architecture Award

AIA National

2022 Technology Award

ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter

2022 Chapters Regional Conference Awards


2021 Honorable Mention

Architecture MasterPrize

2021 Preservation Design Awards, Trustee Award for Excellence

California Preservation Foundation

2021 Winner, Architecture

San Francisco Design Week Awards

2021 Design Award, Historic Preservation Commendation

AIA San Francisco

2021 Finalist, Honor Awards

IIDA Northern California

2021 Merit Award, Spatial Design

ADC Annual Awards

2021 Special Mention, A+ Awards


2020 Silver Award, Renovation

International Design Awards

2020 Honoree, Best of Year Awards

Interior Design Magazine

2020 National Design Honor Award

Society of American Registered Architects

San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department


Roebuck Construction

General Contractor

Guttmann & Blaevoet

MEP Engineer

CMG Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architect

BKF Engineers

Civil Engineer

JS Nolan + Associates

Lighting Design

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Theater & AV Consultant

Thornton Tomasetti

Sustainability Consultant

Preview Group

Code Consultant

Matthew Millman