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Project Team

Project Lead & Principal Conservator
Marcy Wong – Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Project Managing Architect
Kent Royle – Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Ketki Shah – Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Orton Development, Inc.

Developer / General Contractor
James Madsen – Orton Development, Inc.
Everardo Mora – Orton Development, Inc.

Historic Preservation Consultant
Mark Hulbert – Preservation Architecture

Structural Engineer
Anthony Giammona – Nabih Youssef Associates

Lighting Designer
Darrell Hawthorne – Architecture & Light

Mechanical Design-Build Contractor
Toby Matthies – Allied Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc

Electrical Design-Build Contractor
Jared McKinney – Helix Electric

Landscape Architect
Gary Strang – GS Architecture Architecture

Architectural Photographer
Billy Hustace – Billy Hustace Photography

Rejuvenation of a Historic Power House

The Rejuvenation of a Historic Power House is the winner of a 2020 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About this project

The historic powerhouse, termed as “Building 102” which was originally a part of “20th Street Historic Buildings at Pier 70” were originally constructed at various times between 1885 and 1937. The challenges in accommodating a state-of-the-art technology company into a physically deteriorating and seismically substandard historic building, were both technical and architectural. Fortunately, this old building was blessed with great architectural “bones” and magnificent natural lighting from the full-length windows facilitated the addition of mezzanines, stairs, roof deck with additional workspace below during the rehabilitation process. In addition to the physical elements of architecture, the use of architectural lighting to shape the spaces, define functions and highlight the super cool industrial artifacts (such as yellow cranes) was crucial to the outcome.