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201 Post Street

San Francisco, CA
Project Info Credits

Originally built in 1909 and located one blockeast of Union Square, the project included amajor renovation and upgrade of an historicallysignificant, 13-story, terra cotta clad retail andcommercial office building. In addition to acomplete replacement and modernization ofall major building systems, the project includedthe carefully studied installation of a concretemoment frame to address current seismic codes.

Retail space occupies the basement throughthird floors of the building, while floors abovethis level are occupied as “Class A” office space.Three modern high-speed elevators, includingcustom crafted cab interiors, an entirely newsystem of emergency exit stairs, and woodpaneled elevator/office entrance lobbies werealso a part of the project.

Conceived as if it were part of the original1909 building, BAR also designed a welcomingstreet level façade and entry lobby to servethe offices above. Handcrafted, richly-veinedand ornately detailed marble blocks and slabswere first quarried and fabricated in Italy, thenfield-installed, as the finishing touch to thecompletely rejuvenated building.