Market Square

Format
Full

City
San Francisco

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
San Francisco

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Fitness Center
Office
Parking
Restaurant
Retail
Supermarket

Keywords
Adaptive use
Atrium
Healthy place features
High-density layouts
Historic preservation
Large floor plans
LEED Gold certified
Plaza
Renovation
Resilient design
Seismic retrofit
Tech-oriented tenants
Transit-oriented development

Site Size
3.06 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2011

Date Opened
2014

Market Square is an office and retail project consisting of two buildings—one with 11 stories and 749,831 square feet and the second with ten stories and 338,280 square feet, including ground-level retail. The development effort involved historic renovation and adaptive use of the larger historic building and a complete renovation and recladding of the smaller building. The entire complex is located on a one-block site in the Mid-Market area of downtown San Francisco, a recently emerged location for tech tenants and new multifamily development. A large percentage of the 982,267 square feet of office space has been leased to Twitter for its corporate headquarters. The project also contains 85,435 square feet of retail and restaurant space, including a 22,040-square-foot food market, three restaurants, a pharmacy, and a fitness center. It is Gold certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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Format
Full

City
San Francisco

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
San Francisco

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Fitness Center
Office
Parking
Restaurant
Retail
Supermarket

Keywords
Adaptive use
Atrium
Healthy place features
High-density layouts
Historic preservation
Large floor plans
LEED Gold certified
Plaza
Renovation
Resilient design
Seismic retrofit
Tech-oriented tenants
Transit-oriented development

Site Size
3.06 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2011

Date Opened
2014

Website
Marketsquaresf.com

Project address
1355 Market Street and 1 Tenth Street
San Francisco, California 94104

Developer/owner
Shorenstein Properties LLC
235 Montgomery Street, 16th floor
San Francisco, California 94104
shorenstein.com

Architect (core and shell)
RMW architecture & interiors
San Francisco, California
rmw.com

Architect (retail/public space)
BCV Architects
San Francisco, California
bcvarch.com

Architect (historic)
Page & Turnbull
San Francisco, California
page-turnbull.com

General contractor
BNBuilders
San Francisco, California

Structural engineer
Murphy Burr Curry
San Francisco, California

Mechanical engineer
ACCO
San Leandro, California

Civil engineer
CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group
Novato, California

Landscape architect
CMG Landscape Architecture
San Francisco, California

Interviewees
Paul Grafft, senior vice president, asset management, Shorenstein Properties LLC

Tom McDonnell, senior vice president, leasing, Shorenstein Properties LLC

Todd Sklar, senior vice president, head of development group, Shorenstein Properties LLC

Chris Foley, principal, Polaris Pacific

Terry Kwik, principal, RMW architecture & interiors

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