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21-035 Seven Hills SF

Alongside Seven Hills SF, Feldman Architecture designed a double-height renovated workspace centered around a delicate, white oak, wood-slatted stair - balancing moody, contemporary detailing with a bright, open-air space.

A property investment firm approached our team to reimagine the first floor of a charming, quintessentially San Francisco building in Lower Pacific Heights that previously housed a health center and gym. The original structure provided a backdrop for the collective vision - a refreshed, airy workspace inspired by the retractable skylight and lofty atrium in the building’s rear.

Our team started by refreshing the historic front façade, using small improvements to the building color, light fixtures, and signage to brighten and refresh the street experience. Nestled in the front of the ground floor, a renovated office offers leasable workspaces, as well as additional flex spaces for Seven Hills SF staff. On the right, a walkway leads guests to the rear of the building, compressing and releasing into the lofty Seven Hills SF Office Space.

On the ground floor, a sleek, textural coffee bar and four glass, private offices line the perimeter. On the mezzanine level, a kitchenette and additional flexible workspaces overlook the atrium, further connecting staff to the open-air skylight. Moments of textural interest such as wavy terrazzo tile in the coffee bar, blue stone, white oak, and the black-steel lined staircase add a dynamic sense of materiality to a refined, minimal space.

Central Staircase

The renovation focused on reorienting the central staircase – in the existing structure, the stair ran perpendicular to the northern wall. Rotating the staircase introduced additional useable square footage and carefully crafted an architectural focal point, drawing the eye along vertical wooden slats towards the operable skylight. In the heart of the atrium, a double-height conference room acts as a public meeting space, encouraging collaborative energy and introducing residential sensibilities into the workspace.

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San Francisco, CA

  • Project Team

    • Architecture

      Feldman Architecture

    • Builder

      Brian MacNamara Construction

    • Photography

      Paul Dyer