Patrick Carney

A man, wearing a pink hat, facing forward.
Commissioner
Architecture

Patrick Carney has participated in numerous complex renovations and historic preservation projects including the renovation team for San Francisco City Hall, as a project architectural designer for the San Francisco Columbarium master plan, and individual volunteer doing design work for 23 years on the award-winning Hamilton Building restoration.

Carney was the project designer for the lead firm of the Joint Venture of the five architectural firms and 22 engineering and specialty firms that renovated San Francisco City Hall in the late 1990s. During that effort he was also the team liaison

Patrick Carney has participated in numerous complex renovations and historic preservation projects including the renovation team for San Francisco City Hall, as a project architectural designer for the San Francisco Columbarium master plan, and individual volunteer doing design work for 23 years on the award-winning Hamilton Building restoration.

Carney was the project designer for the lead firm of the Joint Venture of the five architectural firms and 22 engineering and specialty firms that renovated San Francisco City Hall in the late 1990s. During that effort he was also the team liaison in meetings with then-Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. Afterwards, Carney was appointed by two mayors to serve on the SF City Hall Preservation Advisory Commission where he held the preservation seat for the protection of that historic building’s architectural elements. He served in that position for nine years until being appointed to the SF Arts Commission. 

Carney holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Cal Poly. During the course of his career, he was won a National AIA Design Award as well as an Art Deco Society of California ‘Preservation Award’ among others.

Beyond the realm of his architectural career, Carney’s community leadership efforts to expand civil rights and stop hate crimes have earned proclamations of honor for The Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks. The display is a highly visible yet mute reminder of inhumanity which can be seen for 20 miles. It is also a warning of what can happen when bigotry is allowed to go unchecked.

As creator and co-founder of the display, Carney has also been yearly-organizer of the annual installation since its inception with the goal of bringing in hundreds of volunteers to help install the artwork as a “community-building” effort. In addition, he is also the sole-founder and yearly-organizer of the annual Pink Triangle Commemoration Ceremony which remembers the hatred of the past while showing how far the LGBTQ community has come. 

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