Foundry Square

Located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, Foundry Square offers a compelling example of a how a multiblock, mixed-use urban campus can go a long way toward enhancing urban vitality. One of the first developments to transform the urban fabric of the SOMA neighborhood, Foundry Square has been a game changer. It currently consists of four corner parcels, three structures (with a fourth in preconstruction planning), and a dynamic open space at the intersection of First Street and Howard Street. Upon completion, Foundry Square will include 1.6 million square feet (111,500 m2) of office and retail space spread across four mid-rise buildings. The thoughtful design of Foundry Square, from the pioneering incorporation of sustainable technologies to the large open space that activates the street, is what sets it apart from so many other mixed-use developments and makes it a vital contributor to SOMA’s revitalization.