San Francisco, CA

950 Tennessee


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


Project Size


New Construction
Building Enclosures
Handel Architects
Specialized Capabilities
Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Travis  St. Louis
Travis St. Louis
Associate Principal
Kenneth Klein
Kenneth Klein
Senior Principal