San Francisco Veterans Memorial

San Francisco, California
United States

Entitled "Passage of Remembrance", a series of three pools encircle an octagon of polished basalt stone in the newly constructed memorial. Since 1932, when the overlooking San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building were built, the lawn has held earth from lands where Americans fought and died. HLB teamed with Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture and Narduli Studio to design the memorial which now encloses the earth and is able to be reopened to accept soil from battlefields of the future.

Along the bridge through the heart of the memorial strip-lights illuminate the engraved poem "The Young Dead Soldiers". In-grade marker lights provide understated points of focus along the memorial. The subdued lighting design serves to accent the significance of the solemn memorial, while reflecting the landscaping originally designed by Thomas Church in 1936.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Light Art
  • Cultural
  • 2,500 sq.ft. | 232 sq.m.
    $2 M
  • Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
    Narduli Studio
  • Michael O'Callahan Photography