Randall Museum

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Interior view of exhibit space walls articulated with wood panels cut with angled window slats
Rendering of interior exhibit space with aquariums and interpretive graphics
Rendering of exhibit interior with interpretive stations and benches
Rendering of science lab space with figures doing learning experiments at high tables
Rendering of interior corridor with architectural details representing natural shapes and ecosystems
Bird's eye rendering of exhibit space as seen from above without roof

Project Information


San Francisco


Revitalization of the Randall Museum, a San Francisco Recreation & Park Department facility committed to fostering a love of science, nature and the arts.


$8 million


June 2017


Pfau/Long & Kuth/Ranieri


Roebuck Contractors


State of California Grant, Randall Museum Friends Capital Campaign, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Project Description

The Randall Museum Friends (RMF), a nonprofit organization providing support and programming to the City’s Recreation & Park Department (RPD) in the operation of the Randall Museum, selected ECB to serve as its Project Manager in its cooperative relationship with RPD for the revitalization of the Randall.

The Randall, a much-beloved San Francisco institution, provides hands-on nature-based learning experiences for all ages of City residents, from toddlers enamored of the rabbits, ducks, raccoon and rescued raptors, to adults seeking recreation and training in woodworking, ceramics and the arts.

The renovation project was catalyzed by the successful application that RPD and RMF made to the State of California for a $5.4M grant focused on the rebuilding of the Randall’s live animal exhibits.  RMF raised an additional $1.7M through a capital campaign to supplement the grant scope.

ECB worked alongside the RPD project management staff and staff of the museum and RMF to manage the design, permitting and construction of a broad range of building improvements (including disabled access), and a comprehensive re-visioning of the museum’s exhibit offerings.

The revitalized museum re-opened in June 2017 to wildly positive reviews.

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