1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building

2016 | San Francisco, CA

  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building View From UCSF Quad Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building Context View From Owens Street Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building Context View From Owens Street Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building View From UCSF Quad Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building Park Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building Stair Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building View out to Mission Bay Photography: Tim Griffith
  • 1600 Owens / Kaiser Medical Office Building View From Potrero Hill Photography: Tim Griffith

STUDIOS designed this nine-story office and laboratory facility— located adjacent to UCSF’s 43-acre Mission Bay campus—for developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities; the design for the new building attracted Kaiser Permanente, who purchased the project in 2013 as their new medical building.

The building is significantly taller than the rest of the campus, sited as a terminus to the campus’ primary pedestrian walkway, and located adjacent to the freeway approach to downtown San Francisco; the new structure will serve as a beacon for Mission Bay.

The architecture of the building is divided vertically between a lower portion that responds to the massing and materials of the greater campus context, and an upper volume that captures the energy of the nearby freeway. An arcade at street and plaza level cradles a retail component and activates a landscaped entry plaza.

Awards

  • 2018

    Acterra Business Environmental Awards, Finalist