Please join the ULI SF Programs Committee to learn how this historic, and once defunct, San Francisco church was transformed into what is now Saint Joseph’s Arts Society. Built in 1914, St. Joseph’s church was forced to close following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Now, thanks to teams led by Chris Foley, Doug Ross, and Ken Fulk, the building is reactivated and able to serve the community in a new way, providing meeting and exhibition spaces, curated retail and rotating quarterly art programs. Through its nonprofit 501(c)(3) Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation, subscribers underwrite the arts education, programming and residencies that support the creation and presentation of compelling art of all media and disciplines.
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear about the process of bringing a San Francisco historic landmark church into the future and to its current glory. During the tour, we will learn about the entitlement hurdles, evolution of the vision, construction process and witness the resurrection of Saint Joseph’s.
The tour will end with a hosted happy hour at the nearby Forgery Bar!
, Founder and Partner, Ground Matrix Sarah O’Rourke
, Society Manager, Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation
3:30 - 4:00 PM Registration at Saint Joseph’s Art Society
4:00 - 5:00 PM Presentation and Tour
5:00 - 6:30 PM Hosted Happy Hour at Forgery Bar
Thank you to Jennifer Eskildsen and Mona Lovgreen for organizing this event!