San Francisco, California - Market Square

Overview

The original building complex consisted of two buildings—one historic, facing onto Market Street, and one not historic, facing onto Tenth Street. The latter is located behind the historic building, and the two buildings were originally separated by an alley. Each of the two buildings presented a different design challenge. The signature historic 1355 Market Street building was a gem, offered considerable retail potential with lots of frontage on both Market and Ninth Streets, and included very large floor plates—80,000 square feet—in an L-shaped configuration. The building and its historic features, however, needed a lot of restoration and upgrades to make it suitable for modern tenants.

Location
San Francisco, California

 

Program Details

Site size
3.06 acres

Land uses
Office, retail, restuarants, parking

Features
Renovation
Historic preservation
LEED Gold certified
Retrofit
Resilient design
Transit-oriented

Website
Marketsquaresf.com

Project address
1355 Market Street and 1 Tenth Street
San Francisco, California 94104

Developer/owner
Shorenstein Properties LLC

Architect
RMW architecture & interiors
San Francisco, California
rmw.com

BCV Architects
San Francisco, California
bcvarch.com

Page & Turnbull
San Francisco, California
page-turnbull.com

Green Features
Market Square features a variety of green and sustainability features. These features, together with the inherent sustainability benefits involved in the restoration of an existing building and the walkable and transit-oriented location, allowed the building to be certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

• Green roof with building occupant access
• Energy management system for energy savings
• Variable frequency drives on mechanical equipment for energy savings
• Advanced lighting control system with occupancy sensors for energy savings
• LED lighting in exterior, lobbies, and tenant spaces for energy savings
• Individual metering of tenant electricity consumption
• Low-flow fixtures in restrooms for water savings
• Drought-tolerant landscaping
• LEED-compliant cleaning procedures and cleaning supplies
• Three-stream waste diversion program that includes recycling, compost, and landfill
• Electronics recycling program
• Annual waste audit to ensure effectiveness of recycling program
• Construction standards that require use of low volatile organic compound products and recycling of demolished materials
• Annual Earth Hour and Earth Day events; • Bike parking in garage
• Electric vehicle charging availability
• Energy Star training for all property managers
• Bimonthly “Green Tips” for tenants

Location: 
San Francisco, California