The Happiest Place … in The Presidio

Walt Disney Museum

When the Disney’s decided to build the Disney Family Museum, they chose the Presidio of San Francisco for its home. The project was large in scope and budget, and faced several design and engineering challenges due to the age and restrictions of Presidio structures. Channel Lumber provided products and services for the construction project.

In attempt to preserve the look and feel of the Presidio, the historical buildings are protected by strict regulations which dictate how the buildings can be modernized. Furthermore, all the buildings require seismic retrofits, as well updating for current accessibility codes. Remodeling the museum while adhering to the historical regulations proved to be a costly undertaking. This is why many of the Presidio buildings remain vacant or underutilized.

Although significant structural and design changes have been made, the design continuity of the former army base remains intact. The completed museum now represents an architectural and design feat, and stands as an inspiration for projects to come.

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