La Petite Baleen is a swim school for children located in San Francisco’s Presidio. The 9,945 sq. ft. project converted one of the original Crissy Field historic Army Air Corps hangars into a swimming facility specifically designed for the needs of children learning to swim. The project includes two heated salt-water swimming pools, locker rooms, an air-conditioned viewing area for observation, offices, equipment rooms and support space. This project was recognized with the California Heritage Council’s 2009 California Preservation and Adaptive Re-use Award, the 2009 California Preservation Foundation’s Award for Large Rehabilitation and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit. Photographs by Ethan Kaplan.
Photography: Ethan Kaplan
MEP Engineering: List Engineering
General Contractor: Centric Construction
Structural Engineer: KPFF