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Uber Headquarters – San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Building: Uber Headquarters
Location: 1455 Third Street, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Architect: SHoP ArchitectsStudio O+A
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Treadwell Rollo
MEP Engineer: Alfa Tech Engineering
Completion: Expected beginning of 2018

AE Interests: 423,000-square-feet, integrated shops, steel structure, three double-level slanted bridges connecting the two buildings, one rising up 11 stories and the other six stories, glass facade.

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Written by Brianna Cook

September 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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Park Tower at Transbay – San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Building: Park Tower at Transbay
Location: 250 Howard Street, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Architects: Goettsch PartnersSolomon Cordwell Buenz
Engineering: Goettsch Partners
Completion: Expected 2018

AE Interests: 605 feet high, 740,000 square feet, LEED Gold Certification, 5,000-square-foot outdoor plaza that connects to retail and the building’s main lobby, floor-to-ceiling glass facade, fritted glass to control transmitted light, solar gain, privacy, and views.

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Written by Brianna Cook

September 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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Salesforce Tower – San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Building: Salesforce Tower
Location: 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Production Architecture: Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc.
Structural Engineering: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Geotech Engineering: Arup
MEP Engineering: WSP
Construction: Clark Construction
Completion: Expected 2018

AE Interests: 1,070 feet tall, 60 stories, when completed it will be the tallest tower in San Francisco, integrated metal sunshades, earthquake engineering, high performance, low-​emissivity glass to help reduce the building’s cooling load, heat-​exchanging coils wrapped around the tower’s foundations, comprehensive water recycling systems, high efficiency air-​handlers will take in fresh air on every floor.

Written by Brianna Cook

September 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

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Transbay Transit Center – San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Building: Transbay Transit Center
Location: 150 1st Street, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Owner: Transbay Joint Powers Authority
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker Partners Landscape Architecture
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Services Engineer: BuroHappold
Construction Management: Turner Construction Company
Engineering Design: Arup
Collaborators: Adamson Associates, WSP Flack + Kurtz
Completion: Expected Fall 2017

AE Interests: 1.5 million square feet, rooftop park, natural ventilation, geothermal regulation, greywater/stormwater reuse, natural lighting, LEED Gold certified.

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Written by Brianna Cook

September 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Built