The complete transformation of the historic 275 Brannan Building into a vibrant creative office space is another example of Pfau Long’s South of Market workplace expertise. Originally built in 1905 as a dried fruit warehouse with unreinforced masonry walls and a beautiful old growth heavy timber frame, the building barely survived the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. After sitting dormant for decades, our renovation undertook a top to bottom rethinking of the building’s systems. This included the introduction of a new modern “side core” to open up the floor plate, and a complete rethinking of the seismic system in the building to remove its visual impact. The interior renovation celebrates the natural beauty of its one-of-a-kind-old growth timber framing and the original red brick masonry walls, while introducing internal openings to fill the interior with light. A roof deck was added to provide another kind of social gathering space with amazing views of the city and the bay beyond. This building renovation incorporates state of the art sustainable design strategies for historic structures and has been certified LEED Silver.