After many years of incremental growth, swissnex San Francisco required a complete renovation to better serve its cultural events and business office. Located in historic Jackson Square, the long, narrow structure of this brick-and-timber warehouse building presents numerous challenges for program distribution and circulation. Layered functions and flexible architecture allow each space to serve multiple uses thereby keeping the tenant footprint to a minimum. Adjustable walls and furnishings create variable settings for receptions, exhibitions, performances, lectures and conferences. Fixed support spaces include a catering kitchen, library and information kiosks. The economy and technical precision of the design maximizes efficiency and performance, while the minimalist language provides a modern counterpoint to the historic construction.
Project Area: 8000 sf
Project Team: David Basham, David McMillin
Photography: Cesar Rubio