Sitting on street level of the busy Embarcadero 3 building, this little salon gets a lot of action. For over 12 hours each day, Drybar seats clients who need quick, easy, and professional blowdry styling. To build out this space, GCI worked quickly on a 10-week schedule, collaborating closely with Drybar to ensure consistency with their brand and national retail fleet. In the end, the team successfully delivered a functional, inviting, and on-brand space that keeps up with the shop’s busy schedule.
Did you know the first Ann Taylor store opened in New Haven, Connecticut in 1952? Ann Taylor is a classy women’s apparel chain that has survived and thrived through several decades of American fashion. And while their clothes have never been anything other than perfection, a rejuvenation of their San Francisco storefront was certainly in order. So Ann Taylor called upon GCI and Linear! Architecture to renew their presence at the renown Embarcadero Center located in the heart of San Francisco. And after 12 short weeks of work including some new signage & storefront glass, we can honestly say say she looks ready for the runway!
TRX, creators of the best nylon & carabiner workout you’ll ever get, entrusted GCI to build their first office HQ at 755 Sansome Street. The project totaled a whopping 22,000 square feet of open ceiling offices, TRX training & fitness studios (with custom-built steel support structures) as well as space for bikes, treadmills, and free weights. In other words, you’ll want to spend some time here before that Hawaii vacation.
Located in a historic 1901 building, GCI went to work with Catherine McKenna to preserve this building’s original character while trend-fully displaying SieMatic’s array of high-end residential kitchen furnishings. Brick walls were sandblasted, framing salvaged & refinished, custom lighting added, and new wood storefront doors built–creating a naturally charming and historically posh space that is sure to woo kitchen-shoppers for years to come.
Cardiotone, a trendy, heart-pumping gym on 3rd St in San Francisco boasts 1,500 square feet of TRX, Yoga, Barre, and even a rooftop area for outdoor Spin Classes (with exceptional skyline views, we might add). During construction, GCI paid special attention to controlling sound and temperature without sacrificing aesthetic so that this swanky and sweaty hotspot can pump, bump, burn, and spin it’s way to fitness greatness, in comfort and style.