Aldea Center – UCSF

Location: Mount Sutro, San Francisco, CA

What colors suit a contemporary Community Center building nestled among the trees on Mount Sutro?

UCSF student and faculty housing dots Mount Sutro in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. In an effort to provide broader community access to the hilltop open spaces, UCSF built a neighbor- and family-friendly Community Center for public use. The colors selected for both the interior and exterior of the building are inspired by its natural surroundings.

Photos: Jill Pilaroscia

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow