Entry Title: "Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center "
Marcy Wong
, Berkeley,United States
Category and Expertise: Architectural Design, Professional

Entry Description:

The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center springs from the adaptive reuse of an historic auto factory's Oil House - a concrete and masonry structure built in 1931 on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. This history museum commemorates women workers during WW II whose legacy is a sweeping and lasting impact on American society's attitudes towards women and minorities. As the design objective is to maintain the building's original character and materials, the architect's approach is to complement the existing structure with interventions that are clearly expressive of 21st century elements but in function and visual statements.

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Marcy Wong and Donn Logan formed the current firm in 1999 following many years of successful collaborations on institutional, commercial and residential projects through their respective design practices. Mr. Logan and Ms. Wong's shared priorities result in the partnership's strong interest in clients and communities who value their focus on outstanding design using environmentally sustainable means. Logan and Wong's built and in-progress work has expanded to a wide range of educational, civic, cultural, community, and institutional projects. Their body of work for federal and local government agencies, private non-profit entities, and educational institutions has led to a substantial track record in projects such as visitor centers, community centers, conference centers, ferry terminals, educational facilities and performing and fine arts facilities.