Raise the Roof

THE ICONIC FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT–designed Marin County Civic Center, built in the 1960s, has recently been in need of some TLC. Water pooling between the roofing layers over the years prompted several major roof repairs, but they haven’t sufficed. In 2015, a part of the ceiling collapsed into a hallway. Accordingly, the board of supervisors approved a $991,000 design and management contract for the services of Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc., a firm recognized nationally for expertise in completing architectural projects of historical significance. The full project is set to be completed in three phases over the next three years and will cost about $21.2 million, making it by far the largest construction project at the Civic Center since it was built. The first phase is scheduled to begin next summer.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.