Located between San Francisco’s nearly-complete Transbay Transit Center and a popular public garden, 160 Spear is an unexpected—yet unmistakable—destination.
The pleated façade wraps inward, illuminating the space to create an entrance that is more experience than routine.
The new lobby transforms the building's identity to make it clean and functional, but also welcoming and natural.
A full-size section of lobby was built with adjustable ceiling panels to quickly test lighting variations.
A scripted digital model allowed modifications to be comprehensively applied to renderings, construction drawings, and material estimates.
The exterior canopy is made from light-weight aluminum panels hung on an intricate truss system. The truss ties into existing beams with steel reinforcing plates.