San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
Fulfilling the 1% for public art requirement for private development in San Francisco, this glass curtain wall of the music school includes 8” deep horizontal and vertical glass fins. A dichroic glass bevel at the front edge of each fin casts colored light across the building facade and the interior classrooms. The combination of sunlight and glass creates an ever changing composition of colored light throughout the day.
According to Daniel Winterich’s website he was raised in a ninety-five year old family business devoted to the liturgical arts, his training in stained glass, painting and mosaic work began in 1975. His extreme attention to materials and details developed over these early years while working on ecclesiastical projects across the Midwest and southern states.
During his studies at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design, Winterich expanded his education at the German stained glass studio, Oidtmann Glasmalerei in 1982 where he apprenticed in glass painting while working with Germany’s leading glass artists.
After completing his undergraduate design degree, Winterich’s interest in the integration of art and architecture led him to work with three award-winning architectural firms from 1984 to 1994 and become a registered architect in the state of California.