Ashley & Vance Engineering's Oakland office recently completed design development for the adaptive re-use and seismic retrofit of this parking garage, situated in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA) District. The concrete framed building, originally constructed in 1927, features approximately 40,000 square feet in two stories over a basement. A&V is working with Blitz Design to transform this historical building into an open, well-lit environment to attract creative tech start ups which flock to this area.
When complete, the building will feature interior park spaces, large openings between floors to allow natural light to penetrate the building, and three new mezzanines which will add almost 2500 square feet of open-office space. In addition, two new full-height stair cores and an elevator will be added. As part of the change-of-use, the structure will undergo a full seismic upgrade consisting of new concrete shearwalls and upgrades to the existing wood roof which is supported by long-span bow-string trusses.
Picture Credit, Architectual Design: Blitz Design
Contact: Matthew Tropp, SE
Ph: (510) 473-2221 x177