A big new addition to San Francisco's office space market is breaking ground right this second, but companies desperately searching for new space shouldn't get too excited—the 213,000 square feet at SKS Partners' 270 Brannan Street are already 100 percent leased to software company Splunk. Architects Pfau Long have created a design that both blends into its South End Historic District surroundings and incorporates modern, very green elements. The seven-story, 65-foot-tall new building is aiming for a LEED Platinum rating and will include a 5,000-square-foot landscaped atrium with glass canopy and a living green wall. Fittingly for a development that replaces a parking lot, the bike parking spaces (52) outnumber cars (12). When the designs went through the Planning Commission for approvals back in January, the commissioners were so excited about the design that one called the building "a high challenge to many other architects."
· 270 Brannan [Official Site]
· 270 Brannan Converts Parking Lot to Office Space in SoMa [Curbed SF]
· The Offices at 270 Brannan Are Back, Now With Floor Plans [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of Pfau Long Architecture [Curbed SF]