San Francisco, CA

The Beacon


Responding to an increasing demand for San Francisco housing, Catellus developed The Beacon as a mixed-use complex for city living in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Located on an entire city block in close proximity to the Giants’ ballpark and waterfront, The Beacon is comprised of eight concrete buildings varying in height from seven to sixteen stories. The 1.5 million sq ft complex has 595 apartments;  accommodates 1,000 cars; and houses many amenities, including a pool, spa, clubhouse, fitness center, grocery store, and other retail and commercial space. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design.

Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Worked with the architect on design development through completion of construction documents and construction administration
  • Assisted with the design of roofing and waterproofing for podium decks, balcony decks, and below-grade components
  • Observed installation of waterproofing systems and materials during construction to compare with the design intent
  • Evaluated value engineering substitutions proposed by the contractor and provided recommendations

Project Summary



Completion Date
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Specialized Capabilities
Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Kenneth Klein
Kenneth Klein
Senior Principal