Being located in the Dogpatch, one of San Francisco’s fastest-evolving neighborhoods, we wanted Buildings O&M to activate the neighborhood with contextual design elements and public amenities, contributing to a pleasant and walkable neighborhood feel.
Despite the challenges posed by the site, which is adjacent to the I-280 Freeway to the west and the 18th street overpass to the north, Buildings O&M provide a peaceful courtyard and storefront to activate a up-and-coming neighborhood. Along with a newly designed Arts Plaza at the south-east corner, and the nearby Esprit Park, Buildings O&M offers lively, communal spaces to this growing neighborhood.
Achieved through a unique collaboration between two architectural firms, the result is two distinct, yet complementary buildings that reflect a true Urban block.
Lou Vasquez, Partner and Co-founder at BUILD