Submitted by Nibbi Brothers

The new $6.6-million Mission District Clubhouse is a wood-frame building consisting of a gymnasium, teen center, learning center, multimedia center, arts and crafts room, multipurpose room and administrative offices.

The historic front fa�ade of the building was kept in place, and the new structure was built behind it. Radiate floor heating was installed in addition to electrical operable skylights for natural ventilation.

The “green” aspects of this building are groundbreaking for a community based nonprofit. The building has radiant floor heat and 18 operable skylights, providing both light and natural ventilation, solar panels on the roof (with a video display on the main floor showing kids the impact of the panels on the roof), natural light in the bathrooms and a sophisticated lighting design that has lights on timers, motion detectors, the ability turn on varying numbers of lights in the gyms, and more. The Club has used glass windows throughout the space to open up view corridors between rooms. This was done first for safety and effective oversight of programs, but also so natural light can wash over all the space.

Also, the Club was built with durability in mind. The building will host approximately 150 kids every day, so the finishes and hardware had to be durable.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, San Francisco
Architect: Tom, Eliot, Fisch, San Francisco
Civil Engineer: Sandis, Mountain View
Structural Engineer: Morris Engineering, San Carlos
MEP Engineers: Marina Mechanical, San Leandro (mechanical); MDE North, San Francisco (electrical); Broadway Mechanical, Oakland (plumbing)