The McClintock Building/1400 16th Street
San Francisco, California
This project converts the nearly century-old Jessica McClintock headquarters from a former dress manufacturer to a Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) mixed-use facility offering innovative maker spaces for a variety of tenants. The 100,000-square-foot flexible facility comprises ground floor PDR space and second floor office space, fostering creativity and innovation among users. Upgrades, such as a new central commons, seismic retrofit, modern systems and amenities, are carefully integrated to complement and respect the character of the Art Deco original. The historic structure fronting 16th Street is carefully preserved while the removal of a non-historic staircase opens up the main entry lobby to the newly-exposed concrete and timber structure above. At the heart of the facility, the Atrium Commons is carved out of the large non-historic floor plate to bring light, air and people to the center of the facility. Covered with an operable “greenhouse” roof, the Commons create a comfortable, light-filled social and work center for tenants to collaborate and build a sense of community. A series of high-ceiling tenant spaces surround the Atrium Commons with operable garage door storefronts, attracting a diverse variety of industrial uses to this innovative workplace.