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Deputy Director for Buildings and City Architect

Edgar Lopez portrait

Edgar Lopez is Deputy Director for Buildings and City Architect for San Francisco Public Works.

Mr. Lopez trained as an architect at UC Berkeley and joined us 25 years ago as a draftsman. Before becoming Deputy Director and City Architect, he led the project management group responsible for delivering a wide range of capital projects and programs with a combined worth of more than $2 billion, including the restoration of the national landmark City Hall, the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the early stages of the PUC’s new Civic Center headquarters.

As of January 2013, he assumes the position at a crucial time, with major civic buildings under construction or in the pipeline: the new San Francisco General Hospital, the $500 million Moscone Convention Center expansion, the new Public Safety Building at Mission Bay, the renovation of the historic War Memorial Building, fire station upgrades, the new cruise ship terminal, and more. 

Mr. Lopez oversees nearly 175 employees in the Department’s architecture, landscape and construction management divisions, as well as project controls and services. He is intent on integrating the various disciplines into project teams with the goal of focusing more on client needs and cementing us as a provider of first resort that delivers world-class service.