Mar 112015
Conceptual Drawing from HOK

Conceptual Drawing from HOK

The new Public Safety building for the City and County of San Francisco is nearing completion. The building sits in the Mission Bay Redevelopment area and will house the police administrative headquarters, a district police station and a new district fire station as well as fleet vehicle parking.

The Public Safety Building places all emergency services of San Francisco under one roof, enabling police leadership to promptly and properly coordinate public safety services in the event of a major natural disaster. The work also includes the historic rehabilitation of Fire Station #30 which will provide a community meeting room and house the Arson Task Force.

RFJ Meiswinkel at the SF Public Safety BuildingThere will be two major art installations in the building that come under the Art Enrichment Program.  This piece, by Shimon Attie entitled Spiral of Gratitude is suspended from a plaster ceiling done by RFJ.

San Francisco Fire Stations Plaster Work RFJ MeiswinkelThere are two fire poles that go from the third floor down to the fire station.  The plaster work surrounding the openings, work done by RFJ, was challenging, and yet unique and fun.

Fire Poles and Plaster

Light Wells at the SF Public Safety Building

One of the great features of this building is the abundance of light throughout.  RFJ was responsible for the lath and plaster work that surrounds these highly complicated light wells.  They all provided a challenge for our best and brightest.




SF Police DepartmentSince the building houses both the fire and police departments there are dormitories and kitchens throughout.  RFJ was the lath and plastering contractor for all of these areas.

SF Fire department


San Francisco Public Safety BuildingIn the offices RFJ framed these low office walls, they were later finished off in fabric.

The Public Safety Building is a very important building to the City of San Francisco. It was funded to provide a replacement facility for the SFPD Headquarters and the Southern District Police Station,  located at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street. In the event of a major earthquake, the Bryant Street building is not expected to be operational and it is essential that the police command structure be fully operational  immediately after the “Big One”.   RFJ Meiswinkel is proud to have been a part of such a vital building in the safety of the citizens as well as the protectors of san Francisco.


Architect:  HOK and Mark Cavagnero
Contractor: Pankow
Construction Management: Vanir and CM Pros
Structural Engineers: SOHA




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