The slender, tapered form of this Class A office tower transforms the South of Market (SoMa) district of San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle called 535 Mission, “an urbane addition to the vertical scene, a good neighbor on the ground—and a reminder that, architecturally, a little restraint can go a long way.”
As the city’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell certified office tower, the building’s advanced mechanical systems, high-performance skin and water-use efficiencies promote sustainability. Indoor controls optimize the energy and light transmission efficiency of the high-performance glass facade.
Approximately 3,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space serves building occupants, visitors and city residents. The two-story tall lobby includes publicly accessible open space that flows into a covered outdoor plaza with flexible seating, generous landscaping and an espresso bar.
The addition of new trees and a continuous band of planting along Shaw Alley softens the streetscape and enhances the pedestrian environment. Concrete paving in the alley adds pedestrian scale and texture.