510 Townsend Street

2018 | San Francisco

  • 510 Townsend Street View along Townsend Street Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Through-block pedestrian path. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Through-block pedestrian path. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Roof deck with views of downtown San Francisco. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Atrium/gathering space with winding stair. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Connecting stair. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street View from I-280 freeway off-ramp. Photo: Tim Griffith
  • 510 Townsend Street Approach from I-280 freeway. Photo: Tim Griffith

Flanked by the Cal Trans station and I-280 freeway off-ramp, 510 Townsend sits at a vital gateway to San Francisco. The area—which has long been populated by light industrial and warehouse buildings—is undergoing a transformation as the demand for tech office space with character and large floorplates grows alongside the city’s need for housing. The entire building is leased to a notable tech company.

The 5 and 7 story building is stepped to respond to different height and bulk controlled districts. The project features a 20,000 sf roof deck with fantastic city views, a through-block pedestrian path with public art, and a 6 story atrium with a whimsical winding stair.