The San Francisco Exploratorium was relocated from The Palace of Fine Arts to Piers 15 & 17, The Embarcadero. This provided the science and technology museum with an expansive, centrally located space in which to provide for a vast range of functions as well as the ongoing display of interactive exhibits.
Holmes Fire was engaged to provide performance based fire engineering to design and assess the holistic fire safety strategy for the building such that multiple large open and interconnected exhibition spaces could be incorporated into the building design. Our experienced fire engineers undertook detailed computer based fire and egress modelling to predict the impacts of various fire scenarios and demonstrate that occupants can safely evacuate in the event of a fire. This provided the architectural freedom to deliver a functional and engaging science and technology museum.