Golden State Warriors Office Towers
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Golden State Warriors Office Towers

January 27, 2018

As part of the larger development of Mission Bay Blocks 29-32, Pfau Long Architecture in association with AE3 Partners is the design architect for the mixed-use office and retail building on the corner of 3rd and 16th Street. The 11-acre development site is the future location of the Golden State Warriors’ new, state-of-the-art multi-purpose event center.

Pfau Long Architecture’s (in association with A3 Partners) scope for the project comprises a 6-story mixed-use podium and an 11-story office tower. The tower, tear-dropped in plan, complements the curvilinear aesthetic of the event center and other structures on the site, without mimicking it. Projected and shaped aluminum sunshade blades add texture to the sleek, curved glass form. The tower will be differentiated from its context in Mission Bay by its warmth, color, irregularity, and curves. The building form is envisioned to be highly functional and flexible with respect to tenant layouts. The tower is shifted to the south side of the building, allowing for uninterrupted floor plates, and sweeping city and Bay views. Together with the other tower on site, the 16th Street Office and Retail building will have a distinctive presence on the San Francisco skyline, and create a strong sense of place surrounding the event center. The variation in height between the podium, tower, and the retail use below expresses an appropriate transition in scale from 3rd Street, while creating a strong sense of verticality between the tower and the street grade along 16th Street.



San Francisco, CA /On-going


Mixed-Use (Office and Retail)


Dwight Long, Principal-in-Charge

Mallory Shure, Project Architect

Sean Bailey, Job Captain

Meaghan Dufford, Project Architect

Matt Covall


Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Structural

Smith Seckman Reid Inc, MEP

SI Engineers, MEP

BKF, Civil

Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc., Civil

SWA Group, Landscape

Merrill Morris Partners, Landscape


Full architectural services in association with AE3 Partners


450,000 gsf


Photographic Credit

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