Building Profile

August Wilson African American Cultural Center

980 Liberty Avenue

Sunday: 10am-1pm

Neighborhood: Downtown

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Restrooms Available: Yes


Design Matters

This modern African-American cultural center was designed under the direction of Allison Williams in the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will. When opened in 2009, it was the first facility of its kind designed by an African-American female architect.

Your Experience:  

Visitors will enjoy a tour of the building which includes galleries, theater, educational rooms, meeting rooms.

Building Description:

Named for the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright August Wilson, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) is a multi-purpose venue featuring two art galleries, live performance spaces, meeting areas, and unique educational classrooms for the young and old alike. 

Designed by renowned architect Allison Williams, the AWCC is both a visually iconic landmark welcoming visitors to the eastern entrance of the Cultural District and a beacon of cultural excellence for the global arts community.