Lone Mountain

The Lone Mountain pre-school is located within the Presidio of San Francisco along the park’s Pacific coast just a short distance from the Golden Gate Bridge. Designed by San Francisco-based practice Zack de Vito, the historic restoration project required the rehabilitation of building 1805 (constructed in 1932 as the hospital community center) along with the surrounding landscape in order to expand their existing pre-school facility, which is adjacent building 1806. The project entails the following improvements: exterior site work associated with play area expansion, seismic strengthening, new heating system, alterations to the existing kitchen and bathrooms, minor door and window repairs and restoration, electrical, lighting and plumbing improvements, replacement of non-historic flooring, repainting and window treatments.


Historic Rehabilitation


The Lone Mountain

New elements added include: interior and exterior of the building to accommodate building code and tenant functional requirements, e.g., new lighting fixtures, new doors to replace existing non-historic doors, new toilet rooms for small children, new seismic strengthening elements, and new building systems such as sprinklers and heating systems. The project is pursuing LEED Silver or better certification.

TEF Design

Zack de Vito

Project Architect

Zack | de Vito’s philosophy is to design buildings with attention and detail, while maintaining discipline, thoroughness and big picture overview.