ARCHITECTURE - OFFICE
385 sherman is a new 3 story mixed-use building over two levels of a subterranean parking garage. the commercial office portion of the building inhabits the northeast, northwest, and southwest quadrants of the site. the third level of the building is set back from the property lines farther than the first two levels with provision of roof gardens on both levels 2 and 3. the residential wing is two stories located on the southeast corner of the site adjacent to sarah wallis park, with units on the ground floor provided with stoops.
a new 3 story mixed-use building and a separated 3 story multi-family housing building over 2 levels of subterranean parking garage, including a shared courtyard between the two buildings. a community garden is provided for the public benefit which contains spaces for growing, gathering, preparing, and enjoying food.
the minkoff group engaged brick to design a 72,000 sf office building on an infill site located in downtown mountain view. located along evelyn avenue, the site faces the central expressway and lies mere steps from the mountain view station - a multi modal hub for vta and caltrain. considering its prime location for public transit access, the project follows a strong sustainable design agenda through the use of cutting-edge mechanical systems, regionally harvested building materials, and a high performance glazing system.
brookfield property group needed help re-positioning their commercial office park in alameda to respond to the changing needs of prospective bay area business tenants. this meant making big improvements to the public amenities the property had to offer, including a new fitness center and shared conferencing and kitchen, as well as outdoor amenities such as bocce courts and waterside lounge areas.
an existing medical office located in a prominent san francisco neighborhood was in need of a functional and visual update. brick, working within the existing bones of the building, provided a design that raises the profile for the surrounding neighborhood and visitors. common areas most visited by patients and doctors were targeted, connecting a progression of spaces from the patient's car door to the doctor's office. by focusing valuable construction dollars on the most visited areas, we created an impact while working within a budget that included accessibility upgrades.
our client asked for a small retail building to occupy an unused parcel in the redwood heights shopping center in oakland, ca. the project maximizes retail frontage along the existing parking lot and minimizes the amount of excavation required for the building pad. the design allows the flexibility to have only one tenant occupy the building or up to four if so desired. two outdoor dining spaces with openable storefront walls flank each end of the building, making it ideally suited for restaurant and cafe uses.
the california water service company engaged brick to provide comprehensive programming, building design, and interior design for a new operations and administrative facility for their bayshore district office. located within a diverse neighborhood setting including the san mateo high school, multi-family apartments, and single family homes, this long-overdue project had to consider many sensitive neighborhood concerns. the architectural design of the operations facility strives to be sensitive in scale by creating 2 wings linked by a glass atrium, which helps to address the smaller neighborhod buildings nearby.
the california water service company engaged brick to provide comprehensive programming, building design, and interior design for a new operations and administrative facility for their los altos district office. the project design had to consider an extremely ecclectic mix of contextual influences. located in a retail overlay zone, adjacent to a sensitive watershed, an industrial neighbor, and single family neighborhood, the project design had to consider a wide array of aesthetic and functional responses that considered its widely unique neighbors and the company’s operational needs.