This project comprised the conversion of a three-story, wood-concrete-and-steel 1940s warehouse in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood into the headquarters of an interactive media agency.
Square Feet: 36,000 | Tenant Improvement
Location: San Francisco – Dogpatch | Year: 2009 – 2010 | Project Type: #Commercial #Creative-Space
Daylight-allowing translucent walls, a laser-cut modular bookshelf, and material repurposed from the original building define the cutting-edge space. To create a double-height space showcasing a geodesically housed projection theater, Tipping cut the floor out of three structural bays on the main floor, strengthening the adjacent diaphragm segments with new sheathing and chords. Two grand stairways were added, and a conference room was designed to interweave with existing steel bracing, from a 1990s Tipping seismic retrofit.