Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2002

Strephen WirtzGallery: Barcelon+Jang, Architects

July Meeting: Darlene Jang, Speaker

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Chinese American National Museum
965 Clay Street, SF, btwn Stockton & Powell

Guest speaker, Darlene Jang AIA Principal of Barcelon & Jang will be discussing the renovation of the historical Julia Morgan YWCA in San Francisco's Chinatown, to house the Chinese American National Museum devoted to the exhibition of historical artifacts of Chinese culture.

The work on the Chinese American National Museum involves ADA improvements, seismic upgrade and adaptive re-use of the building from a gymnasium and auxiliary spaces into a museum and educational center. Barcelon & Jang will be precisely attentive to details like the Chinese motifs, original space and design intentions of Julia Morgan.

The firm Barcelon & Jang was established in 1976. Since then, they have specialized in three areas: museum and gallery architecture, affordable housing and community / academic facilities. Their first winning new museum commission is the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. Current projects include the new San Luis Obispo Art Center and the new Pence Gallery Museum in Davis, CA.

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