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© Kyle Jeffers
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Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco, California

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander collaborated with Studio Daniel Libeskind and WRNS Studio on development of the Museum’s 3,300-square-foot multi-use public assembly space, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Hall. The museum’s unusual footprint and eclectic plans resulted in a unique and flexible room. The challenge was to create a space where formal presentations as well as seated dinner events could be accommodated in a manner consistent with the various program requirements of the museum while preserving the spirit of the Libeskind design. The Hall also provides the Museum with a media screening facility with stadium seating for 225 attendees. Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s plan relies on a telescopic seating system that requires little more than thirty minutes to set up, allowing the room to be converted from an open plan meeting space to a fixed seating environment suited to media presentations and arts events.

Design Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: WRNS Studio
Size: 63,000 SF
Completion: 2008