ARCHITECTURE - RESIDENTIAL
2015 telegraph pushes the boundaries of what city living can be in the east bay. located in the heart of uptown and a block from BART, this building is designed for the urban dweller who wants to live, work and play in the heart of the city. the 14 story mixed-use concrete building contains at-grade parking stackers for resident parking, with lobby and retail space that addresses telegraph ave. building amenities include a fitness center, yoga deck, and outdoor kitchen at level 2 as well as a roof deck with views of san francisco and the bay.
2016 telegraph joins a growing chorus of vibrant mixed-use developments in the uptown neighborhood of oakland. located across the street from uber’s new headquarters and a block from BART, this building is designed for the urban dweller who wants to live, work and play in the heart of the city. the 18 story mixed-use concrete building contains at-grade parking stackers for resident parking with lobby and retail space that addresses telegraph and 20th street. building amenities include a fitness center, yoga deck, multimedia theater room, and an outdoor lounge and roof decks with stunning views around the bay.
550 o'farrell looks to transform an underutilized 2 story parking garage in the heart of the Tenderloin District into much needed housing geared towards the workforce market. located only a few blocks from both the civic center and union square, this building is designed for the city dweller who wants to be near both work and play. new development to this midblock site will also work to energize a stretch of o'farrell street that has not seen much improvement in decades. the 13 story concrete building is comprised entirely of studios and 1 bedroom units. building amenities include a resident lounge with an outdoor deck at the podium level as well as a large landscaped roof deck with expansive views of the city. the units are made efficient to keep costs down but include amenities such as built-in entertainment and work surfaces, full galley kitchens as well as in-unit washer and dryers.
SRM development and westmont living asked brick to take a challenged existing entitlement design and transform it into a building they could all be proud to call their own. working within a tight schedule and restricted design parameters, we reimagined the entire development from the inside out. the project is comprised of a 4 story building over 1 level of subterranean parking. the building is divided up into 4 wings which separate 3 open courtyards. the residential offerings include independent living, assisted living, and memory care facilities. amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, library and craft rooms as well as indoor and outdoor dining.
located on a historically rough stretch of broadway avenue comprised of dilapidated warehouses and empty lots, this project works to improve the urban character of broadway as well as provide badly needed housing to the temescal neighborhood. the project consists of a 4 and 5 story apartment building containing 126 units at broadway and 51st street and 4 townhomes along desmond street tucked into a residential neighborhood. the large size of the apartment building required the massing to be articulated into smaller components relating to particular aspects of the surrounding neighborhood.
1900 broadway is comprised of a 33 story high-rise tower sitting atop a 4 and 5 story podium building spanning 3 blocks along broadway ave. and 19th street in oakland. this project removes a dilapidated 1 story retail building, vacant surface parking lot and reconditions the existing historic building at the corner of 19th and broadway. the existing 4-story building establishes the height of the podium as well as sets the tone for the materials and window proportions of the new podium. the new building is planned to be constructed of a 2-way concrete structural frame and clad in precast concrete, glass window walls, metal panel and brick.
brick was tasked with helping our client to re-imagine what was possible on this small parcel, currently underutilized with a 2 story building in the south of market neighborhood. we designed a mixed-use building to maximize density and value for our client, while at the same time creating a timeless structure knit seamlessly into the surrounding eclectic urban fabric.
a private residence in the martis camp subdivision in truckee, this project is divided into 2 phases with the guest house comprising phase 1 and the main house comprising phase 2. phase 1 was completed in december 2013 and phase 2 began in early 2015. the project was conceived as a series of smaller structures set into the hillside to reduce the height and bulk of a single building. the house is distinctly modern in form and detail yet remains warm and inviting through the use of natural materials such as clear finished cedar, steel, and concrete.
farallon capital engaged brick to explore a mixed-use solution to their block 1 property located in mission bay. bounded by the channel, 3rd and 4th streets, the triangular-shaped property is proposed to be a vibrant blend of uses containing a 4-star 500 key hotel, conference facility, retail, market-rate housing and structured parking. the site is arranged to position the housing along channel park to capture views and relate to the nearby housing developments across the channel along berry and king streets. the 500-room hotel takes advantage of its unique triangular corner location with terrific views of the channel and at&t park.
the design of the hilltop housing for the hunters point naval shipyard turns the multitude of variables into real design opportunities in the most visible site of this entirely new neighborhood. sited at the promontory located at the end of innes ave, the site enjoys sweeping views of the bay and back towards downtown san francisco. care was taken in the site planning strategy and resultant architectural forms to create a number of view corridors through and around the buildings, which connect the neighborhood to the amazing vistas.
brick was engaged by amcal to design an affordable senior housing project in san ramon, ca. typical of many affordable projects, this particular project required the navigation of a number of different funding sources including the city, county, rda, and private equity. we had to create a design that solved the functional requirements of the site, but also addressed the many regulatory constraints indicative of the project's multiple-funding sources. contextually, brick had to accommodate a gracious sense of arrival from alcosta ave - a very busy street.