Problem Library
Renovations

647ft2 → 968ft2
estimated completion
October, 2019

1288 15th Ave

What began as a flood
will end as a complete renewal.

 

In late February 2019, after major flooding, we made the decision to proceed with a complete renovation of our space at 1288 15th Ave in San Francisco.

We will increase our footprint, by nearly half in the downstairs, remodel our bathroom, renovate the mezzanine office, and finish nearly all walls with pine paneling. We will install new lighting and reconsider how each bookshelf and piece of furniture is placed.

The intention of the space will remain the same, functioning as a community sanctuary, a gallery, a library, an office, and a material example of our outlook on the world.

We expect to finish sometime in late October 2019.

Explore our renovation timeline below,
and learn how you can support our efforts.

Problem Library
Renovation timeline

Feb 2019 – ongoing

last updated: Sep 10, 2019

Feb 13, 2019

Massive rainfall floods the Problem Library gallery & offices.

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Apr 08, 2019

Collaboration with Envelope A+D begins.

Apr 23, 2019

Drawings are readied.

May 22, 2019

Permit from the City of San Francisco’s Planning Department received.

May 29, 2019

Our windows are covered. “May all beings be free from suffering.”

Jun 01, 2019

Decorative molding is demolished.

Jun 14, 2019

Partitioning wall is dismantled.

Jul 13, 2019

Bathroom walls are demolished and new sheetrock install begins

Aug 13, 2019

Wall in mezzanine office is partially demolished in preparation for floor-to-ceiling glass.

Aug 23, 2019

The mezzanine wall is fully demolished.

Sep 01, 2019

Upstairs office/mezzanine drywall is removed.

Sep 02, 2019

The partitioning wall is removed.