Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

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Our Role
Development Manager / Project Leader
San Francisco Opera Association
Mark Cavagnero Associates
Structural Engineers - Tipping Mar; Mechanical and
Electrical Engineers - Flack & Kurtz; Theatrical Design and Acoustic
Engineering - ARUP
Webcor Builders
55,000 square feet
Consulting; Cultural / Institutional; Historic Rehabilitation; Office;
Tenant Improvements (New office, production and performance
space located within a historic structure)
War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco, California    View Map
Completed 2015
In 2009, D. R. Young Associates began advising the San Francisco Opera Association on strategies for consolidating their wide variety of real estate assets into one location in close proximity to its main production facility - the San Francisco Opera House. In 2010, the San Francisco Opera reached agreement with the City of San Francisco to locate this facility within the historic War Memorial Veterans Building. Featuring administrative offices, costume production shops, educational and archive facilities and a 300-seat digital performance venue, the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera brings together all of the Opera's artistic and operating functions under one roof. D. R. Young Associates led the complete implementation of this effort, directing the design and construction process, which opened in 2015.