A renovation to a commercial office building located near South Park in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The existing building is a concrete framed structure that was originally built in 1923. The scope of this project is to renovate the exterior of the building, the lobby, elevator, restrooms, and corridors. The new steel canopy draws visitors into a wood-lined lobby space. The wood panels serve to create an inviting visual warmth within the stoic grey frame of the concrete structure.
Type of Project: Commercial Renovation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Year Built: 2017
Photographer: Adam Rouse Photography
Michael is a California Licensed Architect who has been practicing architecture for the past 19 years. His professional experience includes the design of custom residences, multi-family housing, restaurants, and commercial renovations. Michael received a Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and earned a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Studies from Arizona State University in 1997.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael feels most at home hiking or cycling in the hills of Northern California. His intimate knowledge of the land, micro-climates, and history of this region, provides a strong foundation for the design process. Michael was fortunate to find his passion for architecture at an early age and has dedicated his professional life to this endeavor. The practice of architecture is a means to explore design, art, mathematics, history, and craftsmanship, in a direct and meaningful way on a daily basis.