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300 Montgomery

A previously disused penthouse level of a historic office building is stripped back and reworked to house high-end office space, creating a new floor of rentable square footage.

First ImpressionAn unoccupied, neglected penthouse level of an office building being used as a utility and storage space.
ObservationsA highly discoverable historic space rich with unique elements and featuring sweeping exterior views.
ObjectivesA stripped-back, unobtrusive reimagining using the floor’s entire square footage to maximize rental return.
  • Financial District, San Francisco
  • Commercial
  • Workplace
  • 11,500 s.f.
    (Performed in conjunction with Hun Aw Studio)

OUR SOLUTIONS

We let the space speak for itself, side-stepping overt design to allow its inherent beauty and style to shine through. The historic, found space and its connection to the surrounding environment became the focus.

On its own terms

Open offices and shared common areas work in the space’s favor for a contemporary yet unobtrusive result.

Historic steel windows provide sweeping downtown views.

Minimized design cues allow the space to shine on its own terms.

We took an archaeological approach, exposing the space layer by layer and bringing it back to life by salvaging and highlighting newly rediscovered elements and materials.

Preserving and exposing

Original industrial windows, steel and raw concrete have all been retained, forming a historic frame for a contemporary office setting.

The space's rediscovered features speak to contemporary design.

THE RESULT

Rediscovered and reclaimed layer by layer to expose its inherent natural beauty and historic features, this once abandoned, underutilized penthouse space has been transformed into a high-end open-plan office level with 100% newly rentable square footage.

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