Located just around the corner from San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, this project is a core and shell renovation to a four-story, brick and timber commercial building. In addition to upgrading the building to current building and seismic codes, a new façade was created, and 12,000 square feet of open office space was built out.
The street façade was designed to project a “new” image, helping the building stand out among the neighboring brick structures and establishing a design dialogue with the modernist buildings of the nearby Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. To this end, the entire façade was clad in white mosaic tile with a granite base at the sidewalk level. To heighten the aesthetic, elements of contrast and detail were added: stainless steel, anodized aluminum, automotive-painted metal panels, and blue lights.