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SFO Consolidated Administrative Campus

CompanyMark Cavagnero Associates in collaboration with Perkins+Will
Lead DesignersMark Cavagnero
Design TeamMark Cavagnero Associates Webcor Builders, GLS Landscape Architecture, Telamon Engineering, Mathew J. Bittleston, SE , Engineering 350, EDesignC, Engineering 350, JS Nolan & Associates, The Papadimos Group, Debra Nichols Design, Emily Borland Specifications, George Von Klan Elevator Consulting, Integral Group, JS Nolan & Associates, McClintock Façade Consulting, RL Sparks Inc. (RLS), SOHA Engineers, Urban Fabrick Design
Project LocationSan Francisco County, CA
ClientSan Francisco International Airport
CreditsPhotos: Mike Kelley, Henrik Kam
Prize(s)Silver in Interior Design / Sustainable Living/Green
Entry Description

The Consolidated Administrative Campus (CAC) unifies and connects the expanding range of administrative staff and functions of the San Francisco International Airport. The steel building offers a visual clarity and flexible space to foster connections between the formerly separated airport divisions. SFO set a high priority for the administrative campus to be capable of exceeding net-zero energy use to negate high energy functions of the airport. The building sets a new standard in airport design as a net-zero target building and is certified LEED Gold®.


With clarity in form and function, and roots in their surroundings, Mark Cavagnero’s projects mirror and honor their communities. Since the firms founding in San Francisco in 1993, Mark Cavagnero has built the practice on flexible design, simple solutions, and a palette of elemental materials of glass, concrete, and wood. The firm’s consistent consideration of each project’s context has garnered clients’ trust, and has allowed the firm to drop architectural gems throughout the city of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area that tie their communities together.

Awards and Prize

2017- Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #2 in Business

2016- Architect- The Architect 50: Top Design Firms in the Nation

2015- AIA California Council: Maybeck Award

Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #23 in Design

2014- Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #8 in Design, #10 Overall in the Nation

2013 - Architect- The Architect 50:Ranked #29 Overall in the Nation

San Francisco Business Times: Top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms

2012- AIA California Council: 2012 Firm Award

Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #16 in Design, #19 Overall in the Nation