270 Brannan Street
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270 Brannan Street

November 21, 2014
The design for 270 Brannan recreates a sense of the lost topography of the historic site, echoing back to the historic Rincon Hill by providing a lower entrance on Brannan Street along with a higher entrance at the end of De Boom Street. The resulting mass of 270 Brannan ends up as two blocks stepping up the hill, one for each street exposure, organized around a central covered court. The court serves as the organizational and social heart of the building and is covered by a suspended steel and glass canopy incorporating natural ventilation for the space. The facades along Brannan and De Boom integrate with the “bricky” historic character of the neighborhood, but with contemporary materials and detailing, notably using a terra cotta rain screen with subtly different colors and aluminum curtain wall in the higher floors of the building. The Building tenants will enjoy ample daylight, flexible floor plates and a large roof deck, all offering views of the neighborhood and the bay beyond.

Location / year

San Francisco, CA / 2015

Project Type

New Office Building/Urban Infill

Project Team

Peter Pfau, FAIA LEED AP, Principal-in-Charge
Evan Jacob, Senior Project Manager
Helen Schneider, Job Captain
Sean Bailey, Design Team
Matt Covall, Design Team

Team Members

Tipping Mar + Associates, Structural
Interface, MEP
Meyer + Silberberg, Landscape
KCA Engineers, Civil

Project Scope

Full Architectural Design Services

Square footage

200,000 SF

Sustainable / LEED:

LEED Platinum

Photographic Credit

David Wakely

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