Finding Flight at San Francisco’s House of Air
In 2003, Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan were jumping on a trampoline to practice snowboarding tricks, and so began the idea for House of Air, a place solely for, well, jumping. Where would such space be possible? Finding a suitable space was a challenge until they discovered The Presidio’s airplane hangars from World War I were available as part of a larger revitalization project for the area. Embarking on this territory required extensive plans with the Presidio Trust Committee. Though the committee was enthusiastic to bring such an innovative and diverse business into the neighborhood, they required tight supervision and approval processes to preserve every element of the original look from 1921.