Soirée 2016 at the San Francisco Armory


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A Fundraising Gala for San Francisco Heritage and the Haas-Lilienthal House

On Saturday, April 30, Soirée 2016 will celebrate the San Francisco Armory, City Landmark No. 108, located in the heart of the Mission District. This fortress-like building was completed in 1914 and designed in the Moorish Revival style. It has seen many incarnations over the past century, serving as a training facility for the National Guard, a prize-fight venue, a film lot for the original Star Wars, and a set-construction space for the San Francisco Opera. Abandoned and under threat of demolition, the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 but remained largely unused until its purchase by Armory Studios, LLC in 2007.

Formally known as the California State Armory and Arsenal, this 200,000-square-foot structure retains original period details including wainscoting, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, cavernous access to Mission Creek, and a gigantic drill court that will serve as the backdrop for Soirée. The sprawling court is reputed to be the largest unsupported enclosed volume in San Francisco, featuring a dramatic exposed roof structure composed of curved steel, 170-foot-long open-web trusses.

Enjoy this uniquely San Francisco venue with our black-tie event that will feature cocktails, a silent auction, fine dining, dancing, and casino gaming. Individual tickets are $350 and $500 (Premium). For information about underwriting, to make reservations, or to receive an invitation to Soirée 2016, contact Director of Membership and Development Carolyn Squeri at or 415-441-3000 x14.

Soirée 2016 Underwriters

We wish to thank those who have generously provided underwriting support for Soirée 2016

Presenting Sponsor
Armory Studios

Benefactor – $7,500 and above
Martin Building Company
The Prado Group

Patron – $5,000 and above
Linda Jo Fitz
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Grosvenor Americas
Marchetti Group
Patrick and Jennifer McNernery
One Nob Hill Associates, LLC
Page & Turnbull
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Webcor Builders

Sponsor – $3,500 and above
Alice & Bill Russell-Shapiro
Eastdil Secured
Farella, Braun + Martel LLP
Forest City
Nancy and Tom Gille
Holmes Culley
The Lilienthal Society
Orton Development, Inc.
Patrick J. Ruane, Inc.
Plant Construction Company, L.P.
Plath & Company, Inc.
Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP
San Francisco Waterfront Partners, LLC
Sierra Maestra Properties
TEF Architect & Interior Design
Van Ness Hayes Associates, LLC

Supporter – $2,000 and above
BAR Architects
The Bently Reserve
Phyllis Mutch Charlton
City National Bank
Fortress Property Group
Harry Miller
Interface Engineering
Jamestown Ghirardelli Square
Langan Treadwell Rollo
The Lawson Roofing Co., Inc.
Port of San Francisco
Related California
RiverRock Real Estate Group
Shorenstein Properties
Strada Investment Group
Swinerton Builders

Friends – $1,000 and above
Cahill Contractors, Inc.
Cannon Constructors North, Inc.
Catherine Bauman & Laurence Kornfield
Dolmen Property Group
Hanson Bridgett
Kenwood Investments/TZK Broadway
Charles Olson and Yoko Watanabe
One Vassar LLC
The Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak
Tom Lewis Restoration and Consulting, Inc.

Friends – $500 and above
Alan P. Mark/The Mark Company
The CMI + Group, LLC
Norman Larson