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307 SHOTWELL STREET in San Francisco, California by Todd Davis Architecture

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Article source: Todd Davis Architecture

1. The property was not in great shape when the client purchased it: foreclosed in 2011, it endured much vandalism and a habitual squatter. The front of the property was very industrial in appearance, with a tall wooden fence built around the board-formed concrete garage. The combined structure was topped with a large metal electrical pylon (see attached photo). All street-facing surfaces had been painted a putty grey color.

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

  • Architects: Todd Davis Architecture
  • Project: 307 SHOTWELL STREET
  • Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks software
  • Client: Software Designer
  • Contractor: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
  • Project Start: July 2013
  • Project Finish: February 2014
  • Objective: To create a quiet garden retreat in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, by rehabilitating a mixed-use site into the next phase of its transformation into a dedicated residence.


Living Zero in San Francisco, California by SUSTAINABLE.TO

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO

In 2003, Architecture 2030 was established to respond to rapidly accelerating climate change. This has sparked extraordinary development in the field of renewable energy technology, allowing for buildings to become increasingly energy efficient.
The design intention was to establish the net-zero perspective from the eyes of the occupant. This project proposes a net-zero energy building in every aspect. Not only does the building produce more energy than it consumes through the use of building integrated photovoltaics, but it also attempts to foster a sense of community and a sustainable lifestyle through a vertical tower typology.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
  • Project: Living Zero
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: AIA San Francisco
  • Competition: Architecture at Zero
  • Completion: 2013


ADOBE 410 TOWNSEND in San Francisco, CA by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Article source: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Adobe, headquartered 50 miles south in San Jose, established its San Francisco presence when it acquired Macromedia at the end of 2005. Macromedia occupied the historic Baker & Hamilton Building at 601 Townsend Street and the newer 625 Townsend Street next door. Recently, Adobe leased additional space at 410 Townsend Street two blocks away to meet the needs of its growing workforce. Adobe’s new workplace strategy, which was created for their San Jose campus, was implemented at 410 Townsend while providing a unique identity for the space.

Image Courtesy ©  David Wakely

Image Courtesy © David Wakely

  • Architects: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
  • Project: ADOBE 410 TOWNSEND
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Photography: David Wakely
  • Software used: Microstation, Maxwell, Adobe Suite
  • Client: Adobe Inc
  • Project Team: Louis Ray, William Turner, Matt Gamache, Surili Ranpuria, Audrey Bauer, Lacey Engelke, Stephen Killion         
  • Date of occupancy: July 2013
  • Gross square footage: 44,000 SF              
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Project Manager: Cushman & Wakefiled
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Structural Engineering: Structural Engineers Incorporated
  • Mechanical Engineer: ACCO Engineered Systems
  • Electrical Engineer: Decker Electrica


Wavehouse (400 Grove) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco by Fougeron Architecture

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street/Parcel H is a 33-unit market-rate development in the heart of Hayes Valley. This prominent site at the corner of Grove and Gough Streets is one of the parcels left vacant by the demolition of the Central Freeway, and is in a dynamic, urban San Francisco neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Wavehouse (400 Grove)
  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  •  Software used:  Rhino and AutoCad.


Kelly Cullen Community in San Francisco, California by Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

San Francisco’s historic Central YMCA (1909), a nine-story Classical building located in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, has been transformed into supportive housing for the homeless and a health center for residents of supportive housing and the homeless. The adaptive use project created 174 micro-units of permanent housing and preserved the original sky-lit second-floor lobby, auditorium, full-size gymnasium, offices, and meeting rooms.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

  • Architects: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Photography: Mark Luthringer
  • Owner: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Interiors: Multiplicity Design
Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The LEED Gold health center occupies 11,700 square feet of a former locker room and support space on the ground floor, and the original swimming pool in the basement has been converted to a multipurpose room. Renovations in the 1950s removed the grand entry staircase, which led directly from the street to the second-floor lobby. This lobby has now been restored as the heart of the building, including a new grand stair, a small street-level lobby, accessible elevator, and improved circulation throughout the upper floors. Residential wings and 24 new units constructed above the historic gym wrap the light well above the lobby.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The small residential units—the Y’s former hotel rooms, approximately 200 square feet each—preserve the original window bays and gain spaciousness from their generous proportions and high ceilings. All units provide ample storage, cooking facilities, and individual bathrooms. A new radiant heating system, energy efficient lighting and ventilation, and the use of healthy materials support sustainability and resident well-being. Terrazzo stairs, tile walls, wood ceilings, and translucent planters around the new grand stair were chosen for their compatibility with the historic wood, tile, and marble finishes, which were meticulously preserved. The building includes 1,450 square feet of corner retail space on the street level.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

TEHAMA GRASSHOPPER in San Francisco, California by Fougeron Architecture

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture


  • To transform a two-story, concrete San Francisco warehouse into a modern, elegant office and residence.
  • To make a sanctuary for a young family that embraces the city’s structure and landscape yet creates an atmosphere of intimacy and repose.
  • To infuse an old, abandoned warehouse district with the vibrancy of a new neighbourhood – one building at a time.
Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Hybrid Design in San Francisco, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project houses a growing graphic/product design office within an existing brick building located in the Jackson square historic district. The design requires the removal of all the existing interior structure while leaving the existing perimeter brick structure and original front facade intact.

Image Courtesy © Terry & Terry Architecture

Bar Agricole in San Francisco by Aidlin Darling Design

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: Aidlin Darling Design 

With a name inspired by the farmhouse rums of the French Caribbean, Bar Agricole is a 1,400-square-foot restaurant and bar located in San Francisco’s industrial South of Market district. The architect and owner drew on long-term relationships with local artisans to assemble an expanded design team for the collaborative design-build process.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
  • Project: Bar Agricole
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Photography: Matthew Millman, Thomas Winz, Aidlin Darling Design
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

Pinterest in San Francisco, CA by Schwartz and Architecture

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source:  Schwartz and Architecture

SaA’s work as executive architect for this 45,000 sq ft tenant improvement corresponded with Pinterest’s rapid expansion, including the continued evolution of the company’s ethos and character. In many ways, the building was seen by the client as a blank architectural canvas to be curated by the employees, much as their web presence supports the gathering and organization of images into a virtual pin board. Through a series of Make-A-Thons, the Pinterest folks moved in and hacked the space, immediately making it their own.

Image Courtesy © Eddy Joaquim, Pinterest’s South of Market headquarters with new signage by Pinterest. The move back into the heart of the city has been embraced by San Francisco, with Pinterest part of a broader trend for many tech companies. The adaptive reuse of an older building fits with the DIY, collector spirit of the company.

  • Architects: Schwartz and Architecture (Neal Schwartz, Lourdes Garcia (Project Manager) )
  • Project: Pinterest
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Eddy Joaquim
  • Project Designer: All of the Above / First Office: Janette Kim / Anna Neimark & Andrew Atwood
  • Project Manager: Gina Caruso, Relocation Connections, Inc
  • Pinterest Team: Pinterest
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Yu Structural Engineers
  • Furniture Consultant: One Workplace
  • Lighting Design: Jody Pritchard, Pritchard Peck Lighting
  • Year: 2013

Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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