LGBT Community Center
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LGBT Community Center

November 21, 2014
The Cee-Pfau Collaborative, (a joint venture) designed this competition-wining scheme for San Francisco’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Community Center, now under construction in the Castro district. The design concept transforms the symbol of a flame into a spatial idea which links together all of the building’s community spaces. It also expresses itself in the translucent-paneled Market Street façade which admits natural light during the day to main public spaces. At night, its glowing form is figurative and candle-like to provide a visible urban presence and draw the community together.

Location / year

San Francisco, CA / 2000

Project Type

Community Center
Office Building


Cee/Pfau Collaborative; A joint venture


Aaron Betsky
Bryan Fox
Benjamin Nycum
Bradley Sugarman
Bryan Young

Square Footage

38,000 GSF

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
S. Jane Cee

Project Managers

George Klumb
Karen Mar (Through DD)

Team Members

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
S. Jane Cee
Bryan Fox
Benjamin Nycum
Bradley Sugarman
Bryan Young
Brett Kelley
Dwight Long, AIA
Mason Miller
Casper Mork-Ulnes
Scot Oliver
Francisco Ponce
Mallory Shure
Grace Sullivan
Miles Stegall
Chris Tymoff
Sherin Yuan

Photographic Credits

Tim Griffith

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