100 Stockton Street, located near iconic Union Square in San Francisco, is Gensler San Francisco’s transformation of the former Macy’s Men’s Store into a new retail, restaurant, and workplace destination.
The existing building structure was largely reused, with a new glass, luminous aluminum, and terra cotta skin designed to enhance and open up the building. The custom profile terra cotta at both lower and upper levels is a contextual reference to the traditional use of glazed terra cotta cladding in San Francisco, reinvented at a scale, profile, and pattern which is modern while maintaining a high level of craft and detailing. The upper level terra cotta is extruded and miter cut, attached to unitized frames, while the lower level terra cotta is slip cast and also attached to unitized frames, unusual for a storefront system.
Heintges provided building envelope consulting services during multiple phases of design and construction.
(Image Credit: Jason O’Rear)