brick was asked by the mission bay development group to assist them in exploring redevelopment strategies for their client, the san francisco opera. the opera's property, at 800 indiana in the dogpatch neighborhood of san francisco, is at the nexus of biosciences development and residential development, which support those jobs created by the boom in biosciences spurred by the growth in mission bay. furthermore, the context issues at stake were to synthesize the eclectic, gritty character of dogpatch with the presence of the 280 freeway looming on the western edge of the property.
brick examined the zoning protocols, typological precedents in biosciences development and explored phasing strategies within the context of current market-rate housing design. brick developed 5 solutions that maximize the development potential of the property within the use parameters possible.