San Francisco


Completion Date: December 2008

Owner: City and County of San Francisco

Program: A 16,400-square-foot public swimming pool.

Design concept and solution: The Sava Pool, designed for both recreational and competitive functions, is situated at the southern end of a public park between a vehicular thoroughfare and a residential neighborhood. The pool is composed of compact interlocking cast-in-place forms atop a plinth. The exposed concrete is contrasted with an aluminum curtainwall and hand-crafted tiles; the natatorium is housed in a form with glazing on all sides.

Gross square footage:
4200 sq. ft.

Site size:
120 acres

Total construction cost:

Mark Cavagnero Associates
1045 Sansome St., Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA  94111
T:  415 398 6944
F:  415 398 6943

Paulett Taggart Architects
501 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
P  415 956 1116 
F  415 956 0528


City and County of San Francisco

Mark Cavagnero Associates
1045 Sansome St., Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA  94111
T:  415 398 6944
F:  415 398 6943

Paulett Taggart Architects
501 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
P  415 956 1116 
F  415 956 0528

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Principal In-Charge: Mark Cavagnero, FAIA and Paulett Taggart, FAIA

Project Director: Laura Blake, RA

Project Architect: Viral Vithalani, AIA

Project Architect: Dan Wolf

Project Architect: Kimberly Draper

Mechanical Engineer: SJ Engineers

Structural Engineer:  Bello and Associates

Electrical Engineer: FW Associates

Pool Consultant: Aquatic Design Group

Civil Engineer: Telamon engineering

Landscape: Cliff Lowe Associates

Lighting:  Auerbach Glasow French

Acoustical: Charles Salter Associates

Structural + Mechanical Engineers: James T. Kelly

General contractor:
West Bay Builders

Tim Griffith Photography

CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autocad




Structural system: Cast in Place Concrete Sheer Wall, Steel Truss at Natatorium, Steel columns and Beams at Support Building. Metal Deck at Roofs. Concrete slab on grade.

Exterior cladding:
Metal/glass: Al Sunshade at Natatorium (blades) by CS group.

Entrance Canopy: Al Canopy at Entrance Lobby (solid) FirestoneMetal Products (Unaclad)

Concrete: Cast in Place, by CORE Construction

Artisan Tile: Heath Ceramics 3”x12” Gray Whale

Built-up roofing: Johns Manville SBS Modified Bitumen Roof

Other: Standing Seam Metal Roof- Metecno Panel SWl-18-2

Aluminum: Aluminum curtain wall by US-ALUM

Glass: VE-1 2m Viracon Glazing

Skylights: Custom Flat Acralight

Insulated-panel or plastic glazing: Safety Glass

Entrances: Doors in Curtain Wall by US Alum

Wood doors: Solid Core Wd Doors at Interior

Locksets: Von Duprin/Schlage

Hinges: McKinney

Closers: Norton

Exit devices: Von Duprin

Pulls, stops, cordinators: Ives

Security devices: Schlage

Interior finishes:
Acoustical ceilings: Stretched French Ceiling (above pool)

Suspension grid: Armstrong 2x2 in Multi Purpose Room

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Custom Casework by Y&D cabinet shop

Paints and stains: ICI paints, Tnemec (on steel truss over pool)

Special surfacing: Flooring – Concrete Topping slab – Bomanite’s Color Hardener – Custom color “Marin Gray”.  Sparkle grain – Silica Carbide #20.  Sealer – Bomanite “Tech Seal”

Floor and wall tile: Locker Rooms: “Dal Tile” Natural Hues series, Color – Ivory 2”x8” and, Regency Blue 2”x8”
Mens/Women’s toilet rooms and Family changing rooms: “Dal Tile” Keystones series, Color – Porcelain 1”x1”

Office furniture: Custom Casework. 
Corian Countertop, color: Anthracite

Reception furniture: Custom Field Fabricated bench – no mfg.

Fixed seating: Custom Field Fabricated bench – no mfg.

Other furniture: Lockers by “Columbia Lockers”

Natatorium uplights: “Insight suspended Assymetrical”

Lobby: “Insight Extended Arm Mount”

Lockers, Hallway:“Kenall” Millineum 13” round

Multi-purpose Room: “Focal Point 2x2 Sylight- Recessed”

Courtyard Pole lights: “Ritorno Round by SELUX Corporation”

Courtyard Lights in Planter: “Kim Direct Burial Floodlight”

Courtyard Bollards: School Bollards by Guardco, 30” dia, dome top

Accessibility provision (lifts, ramping, etc.): Concrete ramps constructed on site

Plumbing: Haws Drinking fountains.

Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project:
Acoustic Materials:
Behind wood slat walls @ Natatorium: Expanded Polypropylene acoustical material – “Noise STOP Sound Silences- Black”

Other Materials:
Window Treatments:  Mecho Shades at Multi purpose room and Office

Interior Glass: Clear glass by Viracon

Automatic Monitor Window Controller: Dayton Metal Products

Exterior Traffic Coating: Westcoat on Conc slab at Basement Roof

Sheet Membrane Waterproofing: Bituthene 3000 by Grace Construction
Roof Hatch: Bilco Single Leaf Roof Scuttle