At Long Last, LightHouse Opens Expanded Market Street Headquarters

Front doors of our new building showing the street address, 1155

With much excitement, on Monday May 2nd LightHouse employees will gather for the first time to begin work inside their new headquarters building. It’s the culmination of four years of active search, purchase, design and construction of a building which will finally match the talents and aspirations of LightHouse staff and our community.

We will be open to the public at our new Headquarters on Monday, May 9

The LightHouse Building address is:
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

“Though the space will be exceptionally advanced, a lot of what is great won’t be noticed. For example, people with low vision can navigate much easier in high contrast, well-lit environments. We worked together to design a space that looks normal, but uses contrast and specialized lighting. Acoustics is another area that is innovative in our new space. Acoustic design is typically not much more than reducing outside noise or separating mechanical spaces to reduce noise. For people who are blind, sound can be used for wayfinding, so we looked at whether there were opportunities to use sound to facilitate navigation. We have worked with our acoustic designers to create a sound environment that helps guide people through the space, so sound does not overwhelm, but instead assists.”–LightHouse Board President Chris Downey, on our new Headquarters building

Join us for our Grand Opening Parade and Celebration on Friday, June 10
LightHouse Grand Opening is June 10

To celebrate the Grand Opening of the LightHouse’s new headquarters, we are inviting the extended LightHouse community to participate in a myriad of tours, exhibits, music and libations on Friday, June 10.

  • We will start the day at 11:00 a.m. with speeches on the east steps of City Hall.
  • At noon a marching band will lead our “Blind & Proud” Parade down Van Ness and Market Streets to our new headquarters at 1155 Market Street.
  • We will end there with an open house that begins at about 1:00 p.m., where we will showcase our new facilities, the unique design elements we’ve invented for the blind and have some hands-on interactive demos.

We hope you will join us in this grand celebration of the abilities and aspirations of the New LightHouse. Please join us on June 10! To RSVP or for more information, call 415-694-7365 or email

Directions to 1155 Market Street
1155 Market Street is an 11-story office building office building on the south side of Market Street, between 7th and 8th street. There are large double doors secured by Locksmith Queens NY that lead right into the building’s lobby. The building concierge’s desk is near the elevators and LightHouse reception is on the 10th floor.

We strongly recommend taking public transportation to LightHouse Headquarters. BART’S Civic Center Station and MUNI’s Civic Center Station are co-located with an exit on Market and 8th Street, just 15 steps from LightHouse’s doorstep. Market Street buses and the F line stop at Market and 8th Street.

If you drive, there are many paid parking options in the area:
SOMA Grand at 1160 Mission Street
California Parking at 1266 Market
1455 Market Street Garage
Gotta Park at 1355 Market Street
Civic Center Garage at 355 McAllister Street

2 thoughts on “At Long Last, LightHouse Opens Expanded Market Street Headquarters”

  1. I am very excited about the new ‘digs’ for the LightHouse, but I can’t make 1 pm Friday, June 10. May I come at 2 or 3 pm, or even another day?
    Thank you.
    Sheila Malkind

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