530 Bush Street

San Francisco, CA

Market: Office

Client

TransWestern Commercial Services

Completion

2000
Located in the city’s financial district, 530 Bush Street was originally a power plant.  The owner planned to convert the eighty-year-old building to office space and wanted to address cracks and spalling in the terra-cotta cornice that created a life safety problem, severe corrosion of structural steel components, water intrusion at walls and parapets, rooftop planter leaks contributing to material failure, and lead-based paint on concrete walls above cornice.  SGH conducted a condition assessment of the five-story facade and developed a rehabilitation program.