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Andrew Wolfram, AIA


Andrew is an optimistic advocate for building regeneration, urban architecture, and place-making and its power to advance responsible development.  In his 25 years of practice, he has promoted the value of historically-significant sites and their role in providing cultural vitality to our cities and neighborhoods.  He led the transformation of some of the Bay Area’s most significant historic landmarks into vibrant and relevant new uses. Cases in point:  the Ferry Building, the Presidio Landmark, the Presidio Officers’ Club, and 140 New Montgomery Street.

His passion and expertise around preservation, renewal and waterfront development is reflected in his post to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board.  He is a Trustee of the California Preservation Foundation, past President of the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commissiion, past President of DOCOMOMO, Vice President of the Golden Gate Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, and long time member of San Francisco Architectural Heritage, ULI and SPUR.

Eager to share his knowledge with others, Andrew speaks regularly at conferences and workshops He studied architecture at Columbia College in New York and earned his Master of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

On the adaptive reuse of existing structures:
"Preservation isn’t just about rejuvenating a part of the past. It’s also about transforming the present. Historic buildings can provide a lot of character in a new neighborhood. They add layers and texture, and provide the sense of authenticity and connection to the past that people long for, and that makes a place unique."
Andrew Wolfram, AIA