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    Donna Schumacher Architecture

    Donna Schumacher Architecture

    Donna Schumacher Architecture is a boutique architecture practice that specializes in the design of interior spaces that translate the unique story of the community into a functional built environment that serves them.  Whether it is an office space for creative professionals, a new home for a growing family or the...
    Rolex Repair SF

    Rolex Repair SF

    When it came time for this watch repair shop to renew their highly coveted contract as the single San Francisco authorized service center, Rolex requested an alignment of the store appearance to the Rolex brand.  DSA guided Rolex SF through this transformation from permits to highly detailed design.  Custom cabinetry,...
    the VIEW

    the VIEW

    Donna Schumacher has been the editor of the VIEW, a quarterly publication for CREW SF since becoming an active member in January 2012.  Since 1984, CREW SF has been dedicated to changing business gender trends and closing the parity gap by giving women in real estate the support, resources and...
    Stearns Consulting City Center

    Stearns Consulting City Center

    For this political consulting company, DSA created an open bullpen design to reflect the spirited dialogue encouraged between workers.  When privacy is needed, separate offices are available or translucent partitions can slide into place for a more spontaneous adjustment. A glass coffee table with district map underlay is the focus...
    "The Discourse of Juxtaposition"

    “The Discourse of Juxtaposition”

    This article, originally entitled, “Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists and Poets in the Garden” by Donna Schumacher was posted to the AIACC website and then featured as the article, “The Discourse of Juxtaposition”, in the exhibition catalogue by Shirley Alexandra Watts, Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden...
    Arts Oriented Spaces

    Arts Oriented Spaces

    With advanced degrees in both architecture and fine arts, Donna Schumacher brings a distinctive expertise and unique sensitivity absolutely crucial in the design of art spaces for a professional gallery, an artist studio, or a personal residence.  He unusual “double expertise” and “hands on” approach will result in a designed...
    ReTale: Lives and Stories

    ReTale: Lives and Stories

    Funded by the San Francisco Cultural Equity Grant, Schumacher created Re-Tale: the Lives and Experiences of Union Square Retail Workers  with collaborative team Britta Kathmeyer and Ella Delaney.  Re-Tale was a temporary art installation which attracted the public with its promise of a high backed chair for relaxing.  Fabricated in...
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    Alan Rath: Hosfelt Gallery

    Alan Rath: Hosfelt Gallery

      This article, written by Donna Schumacher was published in the January/February issue of Sculpture Magazine. Since the 1980’s, electronic arts pioneer Alan Rath has been making robotic sculptures which challenge the boundaries of our biomorphic projection.  Each sculpture of his inaugural exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, “Irrational Exuberance”, has a unique personality of its own. ...
    Bay Lights Ignite: One Part Business, Two Parts Pleasure

    Bay Lights Ignite: One Part Business, Two Parts Pleasure

    Perched on a bar stool at Sinbad’s Pier 2 Restaurant with a friend, I sipped a glass of white wine on a warm spring night. Sinbad’s is definitely a touristy establishment with its wonderful view of the Bay Bridge. And that is why I was there—to take in the recently ignited “Bay Lights” project on...

    RESUME: Communications for Building and Arts Industry

    Donna Schumacher RESUME Communications for Building and Arts Industry   Editor-in-Chief, the VIEW Quarterly newsletter for Commercial Real Estate Women, San Francisco, 2011 to present Organized newsletter, generated format, found authors, responsible for Owner, Donna Schumacher Architecture created on line presence, designed website, blog and social media campaign, 1992 to present (formerly known as X:...
    Changing the Face of SFMOMA : 2013-2016

    Changing the Face of SFMOMA : 2013-2016

    The extensive expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will close that venerable cultural nexus for two and a half years from June 2013 until its completion in 2016. Although it is a long time to have the museum closed, it will be well worth the wait. The new building will not...

    Robert Riley, Independent Curator and Writer

    It was a privilege, and a pleasure, to have worked with Schumacher on the development of architectural and construction plans for San Francisco Camerawork.   As the Interim Director for the organization during their move from temporary house to a large, well proportioned facility downtown, I worked closely with Donna to find design solutions to an...
    Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon at Eli Ridgway Gallery

    Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon at Eli Ridgway Gallery

    Though Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s exhibition “No Touch” explored the interrelationship of space and sound, it was the translation of sound into visually beautiful, “fine art” objects that acted as the siren’s call, luring us in for a closer look and listen. Stepping off the hustle and bustle of Minna Street, viewers entered the quiet of...
    San Francisco Camerawork

    San Francisco Camerawork

    DSA created this suite of Protean galleries for SF Camerawork to change shape with each new exhibition via a system of removeable walls and varied height ceilings.  “Every time I walk in, it just feels wonderful,” says R. J. Muna, an accomplished photographer Board President during the time of the remodel.  “The space has a...
    Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny

    My first post with TraceSF.com just went live.  This exciting new online magazine features art, architecture, and urban design~ all the topics that I adore! If you are in the neighborhood of Le Central, be sure to look up before October 27.
    Pied-a-Terre

    Pied-a-Terre

      DSA opened all rooms to each other in the remodel/additon of this Edwardian flat to create the feeling of greater space in this small (only 800 square feet) pied-a-terre.  The stairway becomes the central spine, moving up from street to public space, from public space to private space and then out to the deck...
    Home with a History

    Home with a History

    DSA incorporated salvaged doors and windows into the complete remodel of this simple unassuming home to give a sense of traditional charm and character.  A triangular shaped music studio is the result of a former train track which has now been replaced with lush garden overflowing with flowers.  The arched windows of a top floor...