Located in the Embarcadero center, this warm and light-filled space started as a dark and outdated office.
But don’t be fooled by the modern feel – these building materials have a story to tell. The stone lining the boardroom comes from China, the steel framing the elevators was made custom by a local craftsman, and the feature walls throughout the office are made with reclaimed wood. And not just any reclaimed wood: Old-growth Douglas fir that was installed in the piers during the 1939 Treasure Island World Fair.
The transformation safely took place over the COVID lockdown and included the construction of open office areas, an airy breakroom, restrooms, five conference rooms, and a stunning board room that opens up thanks to a large pk30 retractable wall. (Can you believe that the boardroom used to be windowless?) Thanks to GCI’s sister demolition company, Madrone, the old office furniture was given to local organizations in need.
With a stunning view of the Bay, this space celebrates the past, present, and future of our iconic city.