Photo by Chun Y. Lai

Solution

Williams-Sonoma at Union Square

San Francisco, CA

Market: Retail

Client

Hannum Associates

Completion

2002

Once known as Bullock & Jones men's clothier, this 18,000 sq ft cast-in-place concrete building was reconstructed after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Prominently located on Union Square, the registered historic landmark building was adapted to become the home of high-end kitchen retailer Williams-Sonoma. Williams-Sonoma wanted to create a dramatic effect with a new central atrium, which required major modifications to the existing structure.