Confidential Real Estate Investment Firm
Don’t be fooled by the modern feel of these new headquarters – the building materials have a story to tell. Feature walls throughout the space were made from reclaimed old-growth Douglas fir from the 1939 Treasure Island World Fair.
With a stunning view of the Bay, these Real Estate firm headquarters celebrate the past, present, and future of our iconic city.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
The client for this project, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), is one of the premier design firms in the country with a rich San Francisco history. In fact, SOM has had an office in the city since 1946, and designed the very building that houses their new headquarters. After 25 years at another location, SOM decided to create a new space in the familiar One Maritime building. That’s where GCI came in.
101 MISSION SPEC SUITE
GCI gave the 21st and 22nd floors at 101 Mission a major makeover, working with Huntsman Architecture to transform a dark, tight space full of storage boxes and air-handling units to a bright and breathtaking spec suite.
KILROY FLOWER MART INNOVATION CENTER
The iconic San Francisco Flower Mart is getting a new home in SOMA. While the future location is developed, Kilroy Realty created this stunning Innovation Center to showcase the historical importance of the Flower Mart while looking towards the next exciting phase for the San Francisco institution.
FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM
This tenant-improvement project included a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with locker rooms, weight stations, Peloton bikes, and a TRX wall-mounted system.
FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM | NEW YORK
A view of Central Park adds to the high-end aesthetic of this financial firm’s New York office.
FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM | NEW YORK
This New York-based project took place in a landmark historic building that was constructed in 1911. GCI worked closely with Huntsman Architecture to retain the building’s old-world charm while bringing in sleek, modern elements true to the client’s brand.
FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM | DENVER
This Denver-based project converted a cold shell into a sleek new office space. The cherry on top? The new boardroom overlooks the Rocky Mountains to give every meeting an epic view.
Covington & Burling, LLP
GCI built out four floors of the iconic Salesforce Tower for A-list law firm Covington & Burling, LLP. Architect LSM had a vision for a clean space that used no straight lines, and GCI rose to the challenge, building out seamless radius soffits, walls, stairs, and stone to achieve a soft, curving effect throughout the entire office.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
GCI built out a fresh new space for Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Burnstein, Attorneys at Law. The project involved phased work in an occupied office, with the goal of creating a more open, collaborative, and modern space for their employees. Existing office areas were overhauled, and a new feature lounge space was added, which included a pool table, bar, and plush seating to make the workday that much more enjoyable.
Financial Services Firm
GCI worked alongside Huntsman Architecture to complete this tenant improvement project for a financial services firm at One Maritime Plaza. 32,000 square feet of office space was demolished and replaced to complete this two-floor build out. A large gathering area and conference room has been added, as well as 30-foot functional sliding doors to help break up the space. High end finishes can be seen throughout, with wood wall paneling and cesarstone tops. An aggressive schedule made this project especially challenging, in addition new stairs were added to an occupied space.
Solar Mosaic is a solar company based in Oakland that wants to simplify modern home improvements for homeowners and contractors. They offer financing for solar energy systems, batteries, and efficient home improvements.
Fenwick & West
The San Francisco Bay Area is known as the start-up capital of the world—home to the likes of Google, GoDaddy and YouTube, all of whom had to start out somewhere and with guidance and advice from “someone.” And that’s where Fenwick & West come in. Representing and advising Bay Area start-ups for almost half a century, Fenwick & West are among the best in the business. The project consisted of 3+ floors with logistics dividing the schedule into 5 phases that took a full year to build out. Project highlights include the conference rooms that feature Skyfold moveable partitions, lighting, AV and Mechoshades that were all integrated into the programming of each room’s functions.
The Advisory Board Company
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm using a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of healthcare organizations and educational institutions. Advisory Board’s appreciation for GCI’s own best practices (in sustainable building) resulted in the construction of a classy, open-floor office space with a few private offices and an artistic design —courtesy of SmithGroupJJR—contrasting modern materials with the building’s historic San Francisco roots.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
This bright build-out exemplifies custom law firm finishes with European white oak & quartered walnut veneers, limestone flooring, custom glass elements, and a state-of-the-art A/V system. GCI worked closely with architect RMW to provide detailed “what if” scenarios so that critical design & cost decisions could be made quickly during construction, ultimately ensuring this beautiful office space was completed on time and within budget.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
After 20 years in their previous space, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman saw their move to the Embarcadero Center as an opportunity to rebrand their San Francisco offices while improving flexibility, collaboration, and efficiency. Designed by Rapt Studio, this open floor project includes a full executive floor and conference center with detailed stone, wood, and glass elements. At five floors and 110,000 sq. ft., this project represents the largest single tenant improvement at Embarcadero Center in 2012.
RS Investments encourages people to come together and the new design of their offices accomplishes just that with an interconnecting stairway next to the lobby, lots of glass, and the use of glazed interior walls. Gone is the exclusive corner office and private views as the office corners serve as communal gathering spaces while the perimeter of the office was left open so everyone can enjoy the view. RS Investments Headquarters officially reflects their company culture of openness and transparency.
O’Melveny & Myers
This 120,000-sq-ft project at Two Embarcadero Center became the largest law office in the nation to achieve LEED-CI Gold certification at the time of its completion. This space is not only a mean, green, law machine, it contains classy, high-end finishes including intricate stonework, FSC-certified olive ash and eucalyptus veneers as well as full-height etched glass that lets the daylight shine throughout the offices.
After 37 years at the same location, Squire Sanders decided to move to a new space that offered daylight, views, and a plan that encourages cross-practice collaboration. Taking advantage of the existing elements of a previous law office, the design and construction team managed to build the new space for almost half of a typical law office construction budget while achieving LEED-CI Gold Certification v 2.0.