A new design will be reviewed today by the Burlingame Planning Commission for 777 Airport Boulevard. The 12-story office tower will rise along the San Mateo County bay trail just south of SFO. The building design is by Gensler for the San Francisco-based real estate firm Lincoln Property Company.
New renderings show a more realistic iteration of Gensler’s design. Where the previous design appeared like a carved rectangular box with flat walls, the new design breaks the static sheer facades with new energy. The building will be clad with curtain wall glass articulated to a repetitive sawtooth wall pattern emphasized by the vertical louver fins.
The ground level will include a double-height lobby and amenity space. The curtainwall skin will be broken for six sections for inset employee balconies, which also serve to illustrate the scale of the above-grade on-site garage.
Petersen Studio is the landscape architect. The building will span less than half of the property, opening up the rest for a stone cobble road, trees, plants, and the public bay trail. Landscaping amenities will include a shoreline plaza, a lawn terrace, and a sloped garden.
Wilsey Ham is the civil engineer, Alvine Engineering is responsible for MEPT, and Saiful Bouquet is the structural engineer.
The 188-foot tall structure will yield 907,940 square feet with 403,400 square feet of rentable office space and 367,730 square feet for the 923-car garage. Bicycle parking will be included on the ground level in a 900-square-foot room next to the open cafe.
The 3.08-acre property is located on the southern corner at the intersection of the Airport and Anza Boulevard. Demolition will be required for the existing five-story Red Roof PLUS hotel and the attached Leann’s cafe.
The meeting is scheduled to start today, September 12th, at 7 PM. For more information, visit the city website here.