I was driving down a steep hill and saw this. No, not a hilltop village in Europe, but the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) hidden away on Russian Hill. Built in 1926 by the architectural firm of Bakewell Brown. It boasts a mural by Diego Rivera and many prominent artists have taught there.
San Francisco Art Institute.
A 1969 addition was completed by the architect Paffard Keatinge Clay. The addition is a good example of 1960's brutalist architecture of the time and complements the existing building. The rooftop plaza have magnificent views of San Francisco.
Paffard Clay was an apprentice for Corbusier in Paris and his influence is clear in this addition. As I've blogged before, Paffard Keatinge Clay was a architecture instructor at UC Berkeley. You can see that blog by clicking here.
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