After winning a national competition in 2003, Ingleside Branch Library opened on September 12, 2009, and is taking San Francisco by storm.
Designed with Group 4 Architecture, we are pleased to announce that the library has recently been awarded the 2011 Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize Winner and named the “Best New Building in San Francisco!”
It was also recently featured on Architects+Artisans where Anne discuss the challenges and inspirations that ultimately lead to the competition winning design.
My new monograph is now available on amazon.
Fougeron Architecture: Opposition/Composition examines the broad range of the architectural practice, including residential, institutional and mixed-use projects. Featuring fourteen projects, illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings, as well as a foreword by Hitoshi Abe, the book presents works that tackle the intersection of conflicting forces: old and new; public and private; rough and refined; urban and natural beauty.
This tension animates my architecture, inspiring a humane modernism that investigates cultural oppositions. The aim is not facile harmony of space and structure, but directly engages design with complex social and political questions of the 21st century to fill gaps, heal inequities, and enhance modern life.
This critical inquiry relentlessly pushes conventional boundaries of aesthetics and materials. Committed to the political realm, we often use creative experimentation for private clients as the laboratory for public-sector projects, shown in our award-winning clinic, library, and housing projects for Planned Parenthood and the City of San Francisco. In this work, we artfully reconciles design excellence with limited resources, delivering uplifting, cost-effective, and unusual residential and work environments.
We have worked very hard putting it all together for you, and I hope you like it!
Check out our Press Release for more information.
And if you haven’t already, order it now from amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.