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SAN FRANCISCO_ Federal Building /

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SAN FRANCISCO_ Federal Building /

location_

907th Street
San Francisco, CA. 94103
United States of America

site area_
2.1 acres / 0.8 hectares
site size_
605,000 gross sq ft / 56,205 gross sq m
type_
public
design date_
2000 – 2003
construction date_
2003 – 2007


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Program:“…without an active sidewalk life, without the frequent, serendipitous interactions of many people, there is no public acquaintances, no foundation of public trust, no cross connections with the necessary people-and no practice or ease in applying the most ordinary techniques of public-life at lowly levels.”

-Malcolm Gladwell on jane jacobs the death + life of great american cities
from “designs for working”-new yorker december 11, 2000, pgs, 60-70.

Broadly understood, this project has developed around three primary objectives: the establishment of a benchmark for sustainable building design through the efficient use of natural energy resources; the redefinition of the culture of the workplace through office environments that boost workers’ health, productivity, as well as creativity; and the creation of an urban land mark that engages with the community.

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A slender 18-story tower puntuates the skyline, and a public plaza and a four-story annex connect to the scale and fabric of the city. the large open plaza at the intersections of mission + 7th is a valuable asset in the south-of-market district. identified by the city as deficient in public spaces, the plaza lends a much needed space for gathering.the placement of the free standing cafeteria pavilion and the public natureof the facilities housed within the towers lower levels (including conference center, fitness center, + public day care center) enliven the urban plaza with a steady and much needed stream of visitors.

+ layouts /

A slender 18-story tower puntuates the skyline, and a public plaza and a four-story annex connect to the scale and fabric of the city. the large open plaza at the intersections of mission + 7th is a valuable asset in the south-of-market district. identified by the city as deficient in public spaces, the plaza lends a much needed space for gathering.the placement of the free standing cafeteria pavilion and the public natureof the facilities housed within the towers lower levels (including conference center, fitness center, + public day care center) enliven the urban plaza with a steady and much needed stream of visitors.

+ credits /

  • Executive Architect: Smith Group
  • Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group
  • Structural/MEP Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
  • Civil Engineer: Brian Kangas Foulk
  • Architectural Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.
  • Collaborative Artist:
    • Rupert Garcia
    • Hung Liu
    • Ed Ruscha
    • Raymond Saunders
    • James Turrell
    • William Wiley
  • Code Consultant: Rolf Jensen Associates
  • General Contractor: Dick-Morganti Joint Venture  JJR
  • Landscape Architect: Richard Haag Associates Inc.
  • Signage and Graphics: Kate Keating Associates
  • Acoustical Engineer: Thorburn Associates
  • Cost Estimator: Davis Langdon Adamson
  • Vertical Transportation: Hesselberg, Keessee & Associates, Inc.
  • Curtain Wall Consultant: Curtain Wall Design & Consulting, Inc.
  • Geotechnical Consultant: Geomatrix
  • Blast Consultant: Hinman Consulting Engineers
  • Natural Ventilation Modeling: Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory