San Francisco, CA

950 Tennessee

Scope/Solutions

Located in the rapidly growing Dogpatch neighborhood, the new development at 950 Tennessee Street includes four stories of condominiums, ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts. Residents enjoy amenities, such as landscaped courtyards, a dogwashing station, electric vehicle charging, and a rooftop terrace. The building facade features floor-to-ceiling windows and an aluminum and laminated panel cladding that add to the building’s industrial style, giving a nod to the area’s former warehouse community. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for the project.

SGH consulted on the design of below-grade waterproofing, courtyard and planter waterproofing, balcony waterproofing, exterior wall waterproofing and cladding systems, window assemblies, roofing, interior waterproofing at bathrooms and showers, and waterproofing for a stormwater cistern in the building’s subterranean level. Highlights of our work include:

  • Helped select roofing, waterproofing, and wall cladding systems, taking into account the project team’s design vision and performance expectations
  • Reviewed the building enclosure design, identified opportunities to improve performance, and evaluated substitutions
  • Prepared technical specifications for the waterproofing systems
  • Developed details to integrate the various systems, such as perimeter flashing around windows, exterior wall movement joints, custom expansion joints at adjacent structures, and roof amenity and landscaping features
  • Witnessed water testing of a window mockup and of as-built window assemblies
  • Provided construction-phase services, including reviewing contractor submittals, providing isometric sketches and cladding models to help the installers, observing ongoing construction, and helping address field conditions

Project Summary

completion-date

2020

Completion Date
building-size

128K

Project Size
award-winner

Award

Winner
Solutions
New Construction
Services
Building Enclosures
Markets
Residential
Client(s)
Handel Architects
Specialized Capabilities
Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Travis  St. Louis
Travis St. Louis
Senior Project Manager
Kenneth Klein
Kenneth Klein
Senior Principal