Construction Contract Administration, Historic Preservation

Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

Client: Page & Turnbull, Inc.

Completed; 2008


Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum inhabits two buildings originally part of the iconic 19th century Montgomery Street barracks that define the western edge of the Main Parade Ground in the Presidio. With their imposing size, symmetrical form, and restrained architectural detailing, the 44,000 square foot barracks are icons for the historic Post. The structures are clad primarily in brick masonry and sandstone foundation walls.


The proposal for a new below-grade basement mechanical level proved challenging due to the sensitivity of the archived materials in the rooms above. MCA provided waterproofing drawings and specifications for the below-grade waterproofing in both buildings, addressing issues such as vapor transmission and humidity control.