The Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, CA

After a decade and a cost of $47.5 million, architect Daniel Libeskind’s dramatic design for San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum finally opened. The 63,000-square-foot, shimmering blue Contemporary Jewish Museum sits on a one acre plaza. Libeskind's new sculptural forms are based on two Hebrew letters in the word l'chaim, meaning "to life."

Featuring over 10,000-square-feet of exhibition space as well as a multipurpose room, the new facility greatly increases the Museum's space for exhibitions and innovative programs in visual, performing, and media arts and at the heart of the new facility is a large education center. Silverman & Light provided electrical engineering, exterior and partial interior lighting design for the project.


Michael Addario Photography