Fort Winfield Scott, Building 1201

Fort Winfield Scott is located within the Presidio of San Francisco along the park’s Pacific coast just a short walk from the Golden Gate Bridge. The campus is nestled within the eucalyptus and cypress trees of the Presidio’s historic forest. Fort Winfield Scott, named for the most prominent U.S. Army officer of the 19th century, was initially established as an independent post for the Coast Artillery Corps. While located within the Presidio Army post, Fort Scott functioned separately with its own commander until after World War II. Over the course of half a century, it served as headquarters for the defense of the Bay Area’s coastline, from the era of breech loaded, rifled guns to Nike missiles. Constructed between 1909 and 1912, Fort Scott features the earliest example of the Mission Revival architectural style at the Presidio. This style set the precedent for white buildings with red roofs that is now typical of most Presidio buildings. The Fort Scott rehabilitation project required a complete restoration of the entire historic space, which included seismic upgrades and accessibility improvements for people with disabilities. The LEED Silver-certified project includes administrative offices, classrooms and meeting facilities.


Historic Rehabilitation, Adaptive Reuse, LEED Certified


The Presidio Trust

TEF Design

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