David Baker Architects

855 Brannan Street


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View from Townsend Circle. Image: DBA

855 Brannan, a new mixed-use development in the Showplace Square neighborhood of San Francisco, is currently under construction.

This project brings nearly 432 homes to Showplace Square. San Francisco's affordability crisis is addressed by permanently dedicating 55 onsite apartments as affordable to income-qualified tenants, and providing a site to the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing to accommodate over 150 additional affordable family apartments.

Public open space includes a large courtyard with a redwood grove, a pedestrian through-block passage, and widened sidewalks.

High-ceiling retail space include a food marketplace for graduates of the La Cocina entrepreneur micro-food production program.

Construction

 

Beginning in the summer of 2015 the construction is expected to be competed in 2018.

2015.11.03 Out of the ground and shoring for the concrete deck on the north end of the site. Image: David Baker Architects

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Site plan of 855 Brannan. Image: Conger Moss Guillard Landscape Architecture

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8th Street and the Living Alley. Image: David Baker Architects

Textured rainscreen. Image: Bruce Damonte

ELEVATION: PLEATED FABRIC

The "pleated fabric" facade is defined by its waviness and special composite rainscreen.

DIAGRAM Pleated fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

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The "corduroy fabric" corner of 8th and Brannan. Image: David Baker Architects

Elevation: Corduroy Fabric

 

The "corduroy fabric" consists of vertical standing-seam metal, Cor-Ten rusting steel, and galvanized steel.

DIAGRAM Corduroy fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

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The Market Mews with its "Eyelet" fabric. Image: DBA

Elevation: Eyelet Fabric

 

An offset window pattern in white cement plaster defines the "eyelet fabric" facade, which is used on the internal "cut" masses.

DIAGRAM Eyelet fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

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Market mews. Image: David Baker Architects

 

La Cocina, a non-profit incubator
for low-income food entrepreneurs
in the Mission, will have some of its
first brick-and-mortar spaces at
855 Brannan. Here are some of the
developing micro-businesses that
will be on-site at the project: 

Aedan Fermented Foods

El Pipila

Bini's Kitchen

Market Mews

 

This pedestrian passage, lined with flex spaces, extends from Brannan Street to the private alley.

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8th Street retail space. Image: David Baker Architects

Retail

 

High-ceiling retail space fronts 8th Street.

Main lobby entry from Brannan Street with Cor-Ten steel "corduroy" fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

North corner at garden mews. Image: David Baker Architects

The intersection of 8th and Brannan with traffic. Image: David Baker Architects

"Pleated" wall detail. Image: David Baker Architects

Early conceptual sketch view from the Townsend Traffic Circle. Image: DBA

Preliminary sketch of 8th Street and the living alley. Image: David Baker Architects

Early conceptual design sketch of the living alley. Image: David Baker Architects

Early conceptual design sketch: The market mews provides a public connection from Brannan Street to the living alley and market plaza to the east. Image: David Baker Architects

Early conceptual design sketch looking down the market mews pedestrian passage. Image: David Baker Architects

Early conceptual design sketch of the main lobby. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM View from the southeast. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM View from the southwest. Image: David Baker Architects

Garage section perspective. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial context: Neighborhoods

Aerial context: Bicycles

Aerial context: Transit

Aerial context: Open space

Diagram: Open space. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial diagram: Active edges. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Lobbies and verticals. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Community spaces. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Residential units. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial: Commercial space. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Leasing space. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Flex spaces. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Garage. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Bicycles. Image: David Baker Architects

The Open House event on January 11 invited neighbors to meet the development team and preview the proposed design.

Area workers and residents got a look at the proposed design at the Open House on January 11.

An example of a space designated for food-truck parking.

2015.07.16 The site is cleared and construction has started.

Unearthed during construction: hacksaw, horseshoe, hobnail boot. All found items will become part of a historical display in the new building.

project details

Category

All Projects, Apartments, Market-Rate, San Francisco, Under Construction

​Location

San Francisco, CA

Developer

Equity Residential

Landscape Architect

CMG Landscape Architects

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/855Brannan

project data
855 Brannan Street   21117
San Francisco, California
Under Construction
number of units
studio 75 
1 bedroom  166
2 bedroom  176
3 bedroom  9
flex residential loft  6
total  432
commercial
retail sf  22,124
density ratios
project sf 675,882
site sf 226,875
acres 4.34
total bedrooms 606
bedrooms/acre 140
units/acre  100
parking
total  422
spaces/unit 0.98
type   
car share  4
bicycle  432