The renovated office building features an urban garden, a new restaurant at the ground floor, and exterior lighting to showcase the restored facade.
On behalf of the owner, SGH conducted a comprehensive condition assessment of the brick and terra-cotta building enclosure, including the existing steel windows. We water tested the original windows, some of which were previously repaired, and ultimately recommended that the windows should be replaced as part of the rehabilitation.
Following the assessment, SGH collaborated with the rehabilitation design team, led by Perkins + Will and provided waterproofing recommendations. We designed the following repairs that conformed to the City of San Francisco Planning Code and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
- Replacement of deteriorated steel windows with new aluminum windows that match the appearance of the original windows
- Refurbishment of select existing steel windows
- Rehabilitation of the glazed terra-cotta and brick cladding that included stabilization and in situ patching
- Replacement of low-sloped roofs, steep-sloped roofs, and plaza waterproofing
SGH performed construction administration services for the building enclosure.