Complete interior renovation of a 120,000 sq. ft. corporate office space for a 450 person advertising firm. Services included overseeing all aspects of programming, design, construction documents and construction administration.
The original building was built in the early 70’s, with broad views of the San Francisco Bay and North Beach. The three 40,000 sq. ft. floors had 8′ foot high acoustic ceilings with perimeter offices, all of which blocked light to the interior public areas. The renovation involved reversing that order, placing the offices on the core, allowing natural light to all public areas. The acoustic ceilings were removed, exposing the concrete ceilings above, adding 3 ft of additional ceiling height in the open areas. Drywall was striped off the columns and perimeter walls.
Careful coordination of the mechanical, data, and reflected lighting systems provided a clean, open workspace. The program included nine conference rooms, a large catering kitchen, media-labs and control rooms for multi-media presentation spaces.
Briggs MacDonald, Director of Interior Architecture | EHDD Architects | Photography: Richard Barnes