The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, opened its new headquarters and the Center for Architecture + Design last Friday at 140 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. The civic-minded institution will provide a new cultural hub for lectures, events, and film screenings inside the historic Hallidie Building. Aidlin Darling Design, a San Francisco-based architecture firm, is responsible for the interior design, working alongside a team of collaborators.
The 22-story office tower at 350 California Street in San Francisco’s Financial District has been sold for $61 Million, less than a quarter of the initial asking price. The property was sold by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to the joint venture of Swig Company and SKS Partners.
Renovation work is wrapping up for what will become the only new hotel to open in San Francisco’s Financial District. The former Le Méridien at 333 Battery Street was purchased by KHP Capital Partners for $221 million in 2021 and is expected to open later this year as the Jay Hotel. The 25-story hotel first opened in 1989 with the architecture by John Portman & Associates.
Boston Properties has filed plans to convert two vacant retail spaces in 3 Embarcadero Center into a childcare facility. The move comes as San Francisco’s Financial District will undergo a revitalization project drafted by the Mayor earlier this year and shows how property owners are getting involved. Studio MLA Architects is responsible for the design.
New renderings have been published for the renovations of 3 Transamerica for the Transamerica Complex redevelopment by SHVO in San Francisco’s Financial District. The project will double the structure’s height and floor capacity, partially reskin the building with a futuristic design by Foster + Partners, and expand the famous Redwood Park. The $400 million master plan includes renovations of the lobby and interiors of the city’s landmark Transamerica Pyramid.