The Commonwealth Club's New Home at 110 The Embarcadero

The Commonwealth Club's new home at 110 The Embarcadero

The Commonwealth Club of California is building its very own home — the first time in its 111-year history that it will own its own home. In a prime downtown San Francisco location, the Club's home at 110 The Embarcadero will ensure that this historic public forum is alive and lively for a second century.

  • If you have questions about the project, including how you can become involved, please contact mdamp [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org (subject: Website%20query%20about%20110%20The%20Embarcadero) (Maria Damp), vice president of development.
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This web page features news, features and multimedia about our building project. And you can be a part of this page, too: Take a photo (cell phone selfies welcome!) of yourself in front of our new under-construction building at 110 The Embarcadero and tweet it; include #cwclub in your tweet, and we'll add many of those photos to this page.

See below for more details and news about our building project.

For information about 555 Post Street, the interim headquarters we will be occupying until our permanent home at 110 The Embacadero is completed, visit our .

November 25, 2014

Here's a presentation of the visuals used during a special Commonwealth Club program on November 20, 2014, about the Club's designs for its new building.


Listen to the streaming audio from the November 20, 2014, program. It featured a panel of experts on the project:

Marsha Maytum and Gregg Novicoff, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Marc Steyer, Tipping Structural Engineers
Alisdair McGregor, ARUP mechanical engineering
Lloyd Ranola and Alex Salter, Charles M. Salter Associates
Piper Kujac, Club Representative and Construction Project Manager
Gloria Duffy, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator

November 13, 2014

About Our Project

Learn more about The Commonwealth Club, its historic and ongoing role in the community and nation, and its campaign to build a permanent home for the first time in its 112-year history:


June 11, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony

"This is an important moment not just for The Commonwealth Club and San Francisco. But this is an important moment in the history of democracy." —Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz

Watch this video of the groundbreaking ceremony to see why George Shultz said that. The video is provided courtesy of the office of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who also was a headline speaker at the groundbreaking, which took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014, on the site of The Commonwealth Club's new headquarters. 



THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Where is 110 The Embarcadero?

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PREVIEW: Renderings of New Club HQ

Above: An exterior view of what the Club's finished building at 110 The Embarcadero will look like when it's complete.

Above: A rendering of the lobby of the new Commonwealth Club building at 110 The Embarcadero.

Above: The second floor of the building will feature a room for socializing before and after events. It will feature a dramatic floor-to-ceiling view of the Bay Bridge.

Above: The main auditorium of the new building will boast state-of-the-art sound and presentation equipment.

All renderings:

We'd like to thank our generous sponsors

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