KQED is about to open up a new community, inviting the public inside the iconic Bay Area media station’s headquarters at 2601 Mariposa Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. Rebecca Sharkey, the principal of EHDD Architecture responsible for designing the new HQ, spoke of the direction the nonprofit gave redesign, saying, “KQED told us from the start they want to make themselves more visible to the community and open up about what public media does.”
New permits have been filed to start excavation work to expand the San Francisco Marin Food Bank at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue on Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The new construction will provide a nearly fifty-percent increase to the built area, expanding the ability to serve those in need. The SF Marin Food Bank are the property owners, while Equity Community Builders is the project applicant to manage development.
Construction is moving swiftly for the revamped KQED headquarters. The long-time home for the iconic Bay Area-based media station at 2601 Mariposa Street, Mission District, is redefining itself to accommodate for their significant growth since purchasing the lot in 1991. While their personality and care for broadcasts have endeared them to the public, their new design invites the public inside. EHDD Architects, also known for the Exploratorium at Pier 15, are responsible for the design.