Jessica McClintock/Gunne Sax Building Renovation

San Francisco, CA


Pankow teamed with SKS Partners, Pfau Long Architects and Murphy Burr Curry Structural Engineers to re-envision the former Jessica McClintock/Gunne Sax headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Working from the due diligence stage to assist SKS Investments with the purchase of the building, Pankow and the rest of the team worked to reinvent a PDR (Produce, Distribute, Repair) zoned space. The building was demolitioned back to a core and shell condition and was rebuilt using a fast track permitting and phased construction process so that the project was completed in seven months. The renovated building incorporates a seismic upgrade, all new building systems, and a central atrium with operable "greenhouse" roof. All of the new design elements work with the building's 1938 art-deco style.