855 Front Street
San Francisco, California
As a San Francisco Landmark built in 1855, this former Trinidad Bean and Elevator warehouse survived the 1906 earthquake and housed several industrial companies until its renovation in 2018. The office building stands in a once-forgotten North Waterfront neighborhood that has evolved from a collection of warehouses to a chic design district. HLB, along with SOM and crafted a tasteful lighting scheme that compliments the exposed brick and high ceilings while adding contemporary aesthetics.
The design was kept modern and simple. Linear lights are used in open office and public spaces while pedants and decorative fixtures add a subtle elegance in private meeting areas. The subterranean space was transformed into a speakeasy lounge for events, maintaining a club feel with a stylish bar and wallwashers to highlight the original brick support beams. The restoration of this historic landmark bridges the gap between the needs of today while preserving the past.
- Architectural Lighting
16,000 sq.ft. | 1486 sq.m.$1.7 M
- Benny Chan