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A Strong Second A.C.T. for San Francisco Theater Space

Photo © Bruce Damonte

The American Conservatory Theater has been a fixture of San Francisco’s arts scene for nearly 50 years. When it decided to open a second venue in the city’s resurgent Central Market neighborhood, it chose a once-glamorous but long-derelict movie house for a new kind of community space. Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP helped A.C.T. open the curtain on a new era for the theater, the neighborhood, and the historic Strand…

“This was a project that required graphics to take a stand and continue the dialogue started by the architecture,” says Lonny Israel, associate director and lead designer for the graphics team. “Just as Michael Duncan’s vision was to leave the history of the building visible, the graphics also help keep the history of the space alive.” 

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