Brookfield has filed a new design review phase application for a six-story office building at Parcel A at 88 Maryland Street. Parcel A is one of many structures to be built in the 69-acre mixed-use district plan along San Francisco’s Central Waterfront of which Brookfield is developed 28 acres. The application reveals a new design for Parcel A by DES Architects + Engineers in collaboration with Los Angeles-based Grimshaw Architects.
The 91-foot tall structure will yield 365,730 square feet of gross area for offices, retail, and parking, averaging roughly 50,000 square feet per floor. Of the floor area, 304,090 square feet will be for offices, 7,660 square feet for retail, and 53,980 square feet for a 152-car garage. Parking will also be included for 52 bicycles. The architects are targeting to receive LEED Gold certification.
The design will respond to the many historic structures that will be restored and adapted for new use. In planning applications, the architects write about the design inspiration, stating it “finds its roots in the inspiration of the site’s rich industrial context…” The application goes on to share six fundamental architectural drives; identity through legibility, discernible scale, functional and desirable floor plates, daylit and expressive circulation, environmentally performative, and a human component.
Pier 70 is a proposed mixed-use district development with a flair for the arts, with 1.8 million square feet of offices, over a thousand units plans, 250,000 square feet of preserved historic structures, 115,000 square feet of on-site retail, 90,000 square feet of arts facilities, and 50,000 square feet for a maker space. The area has seen extensive work by Brookfield.
Parcel A has already received initial approval from the city, along with Parcel E2 and K North, the latter to be developed by Westbrook Partners, depicted below. SITELAB Urban Studio is responsible for the urban design and master planning of Pier 70 in close collaboration with Brookfield, the city, and the Port of San Francisco. Brookfield website projects completion as early as 2025.