475 Brannan Multimedia Center
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475 Brannan Multimedia Center

November 21, 2014
This office conversion and addition to a turn-of-the-century warehouse building in the South of Market district is designed to meet the needs of the Multimedia/Digital Technology tenant who desired an unconventional loft style working environment over the orthodoxy of the common office building.  Inserted onto, and within the existing two-story brick and timber structure, is an addition designed as an element which revives the old building with necessary spatial, service and light and air requirements.

Reminiscent of light industrial construction, this project includes two new floors of open plan office space, an interactive entrance lobby, an elevator and building systems core, and an open air landscaped center courtyard.  Formally, the addition is placed in contrast to the existing timber and brick historic structural fabric.  This produces a spatial and material tension creating a reading more complex  than standard additions which attempt to smoothly blend with their context.

Location / year

San Francisco, CA / 2000

Project Type

Multimedia Office
Office Building
Tenant Improvements

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
Sam Nunes


Dwight Long, AIA
Kit Gibbs
Chris Schabacker
Mallory Shure
Michael Young
Sherin Yuan

Project Scope

Historical Renovations
Renovation or Expansion

Square Footage

350,000 GSF

Team Members

Chris Tymoff
Brooks Dunn
Casper Mork-Ulnes

Project Managers

Dwight Long, AIA
Chris Tymoff

Photographic Credits

View 1,3,4-6 – Tom Bonner
View 2 – J.D. Peterson

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