Building Renovation

6655 HOLLIS

What a difference a century makes. When this space was first built in 1925, it was used to manufacture submarines. After a full renovation and mechanical upgrade, the warehouse and adjoining office space is home to Symbio, a cutting-edge robotics and Artificial Intelligence company.

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3100 San Pablo Ave

Built in 1958 as HQ for Marchant Calculator, “Marchant on the Greenway” (located between Berkeley and Oakland) ultimately became a storage warehouse in need of some TLC. GCI and Gensler came to the rescue, transforming old Marchant into the bright, dynamic office building that it is today. Renamed Foundry31, this renewed space has become home to high profile tenants including Amazon, Clif Bar, City Sports Club and TCHO Chocolates.

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135 Mississippi Street

What happens when client, architect, and green builder become best friends for 24 weeks? Well initially a little bit of a mess, but ultimately: a NEW working space complete with 3D printers, CNC machines, Zund cutters, a metal and working shop as well as A/V systems, bleachers and open seating for all-hands meetings. In a nutshell, what happens is an advanced and environmentally-friendly product design & engineering lab where some of the world’s most successful and innovative hardware can be developed. 

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70 North 2nd Street

GCI partnered with Gensler and Lift Partners to completely renovate this 3-story commercial office building in downtown San Jose.  Market-ready improvements included the removal of the existing interior finishes and the replacement of the (very red) outdated exterior. The building now sports a contemporary, modern look with tall ceilings and an open feel.

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470 Castro Street

GCI teamed up with Gensler to build San Francisco-based nonprofit SFAIDS a new headquarters at 470 Castro Street in the heart of the city. SFAIDS mission is to radically reduce new HIV infections through education, advocacy, and direct care.  GCI is proud to have been able to help create a beautiful and functional space for this incredible organization.

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360 3rd Street

Built during an era of leisure suits and muttonchops, 360 3rd Street was a seven-floor building in need of renovation–from it’s core to it’s shell! After being properly demolished and polished by GCI and MGH Architects, 360 3rd St. can now enjoy being a more modern home to the Pac-12 Conference.

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120 8th Street

Historically a 1920s motor-works factory, GCI helped spin this space into a 21st century idea-works factory so it’s quirky tenant, a San Francisco-based company dedicated to bringing ideas and innovation to life, can innovate in a building customized for design, prototyping, and manufacturing (we’re actually hoping for hoverboards soon).

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Embarcadero Center

This retail frown turned upside down when GCI replaced 2 lonely retail stores with 4 charming boutique spaces, an Urban Patio and tons of natural light (because we cut new windows into the building).  The new natural wood, clean lines and glass storefronts create a bright and (we like to believe) far more fulfilling shopping experience. It’s all about the lighting.

 

 

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