Former site of Prologis Office at 505 Montgomery Street

Prologis Moves to 505 Montgomery Street

Prologis, then known as AMB Property Corporation, moved to 505 Montgomery Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. This traditional office space, originally law offices for Brobeck, Phleger …

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Move from 505 Montgomery Street

Hamid Moghadam, Prologis, CEO, wanted to change the workplace parameters and style of Prologis’ office configuration and layout in order to achieve a more collaborative, efficient office environment. Luis Belmonte, Project Principal, …

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Pier 1 Proposed Elevations

Prologis/SWWM Team Produces Competition Entry — [13 Images]

Four teams submitted and the Prologis/SMWM team was selected to partner with the Port. This was the first Public-Private Partnership undertaken by the Port and set both the tone and process for the re-purposing of subsequent historic San Francisco finger piers.

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Pier1 Team Short

Pier 1 Team Selected

Working with Prologis, SMWM selected a team of design and technical consultants to work together on this new pioneering project:

Rutherford and Chekene–Structural Engineers (Rich Niewiarowski, Alan Kren)
Flack and Kurtz—Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers (Reg Monteyne, Allan Montpellier)
Historic Consultant—Page and Turnbull (Jay Turnbull)
Graphic Design—Debra Nichols
Workplace Guru—Fritz Steele
Marine Engineer—Moffatt and Nichols (Bo Jensen)
Underwater Engineer—Power Engineering
General Contractor—Nibbi Brothers (Larry Nibbi, Joe Mazetti)
Construction Manager –Nick Sica
Land Use Attorney—Shepherd Mullin (Bob Thompson)
BCDC Attorney—Mike Wilmar
Architect of Record, Port Offices—TomEliotFisch (Doug Tom)

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Pier 1 Cross Section

Study of Existing Conditions at Pier 1 — [2 Images]

Prologis and SMWM/Perkins+Will (the wining design team) work to understand the existing conditions at Pier 1 including the exterior building envelope, seismic conditions and existing underwater structural conditions. Via the discovery of poor seismic conditions, and the need to redo underwater structure, the design team decides not to add parking as part of the pier development.

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Historic Places National Register Plaque

Application for National Register of Historic Places Granted

This award allowed the project to be awarded tax credits, which permitted greater flexibility in the financing of the Pier 1 project.

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Pier 1 Project Schedule

Entitlement Process Begins

City and County of San Francisco Planning Department issued final negative declaration. Pier 1 required compatibility with plans and policies, agencies with oversight, including: San Francisco Planning Code City and …

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SMWM Pier 1 Architectural Site Model

Specific Design Studies at Pier 1 Conclude — [15 Images]

These studies included the expansion of public access as required by the Bay Expansion and Development Commission, fenestration and sustainability (heating and cooling) studies.

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Workplace Development

SMWM/Perkins+Will began its workplace study engagement with Prologis.  Drawing on key workspace precedents, ranging from the Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh to the Chiat/Day headquarters in Los Angeles, Prologis began the …

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Pier 1 during Construction

Seismic Upgrades and Construction — [30 Images]

Piles and pile caps are put into place, and construction begins.

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Pier 1 Section

Workplace Design Engagement (1999 – 2001)

The workplace design team, with input by Prologis CEO Hamid R. Moghadam , workplace consultant Fritz Steele and design firm SMWM establish basic Workplace Design.

These included a more engaged workforce, willing to work in a more collaborative fashion across disciplines and break down departmental silos. The objectives also aimed to create an atmosphere that inspired creativity and more opportunities for ad hoc interactions. The plan included spaces for staff to find private places to think and do focused work, as well as space for staff to collaborate in various sized teams, gather socially, and host large events.

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Mezzanine Added

Mezzanine section is added to the Pier 1 workplace.

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Pier 1 Interior

Renovation Completed, Prologis Moves In — [26 Images]

Prologis moved into its new headquarters, as did the Port of San Francisco and several notable tenants, including the venture capital firm of Weston Presidio and the Venture Law Group. 2000: The final workplace goals for the Pier 1 Project are articulated to drive the design.

These primary goals were to create a highly effective new work environment for Prologis in San Francisco. The workspace would be a testing ground for new concepts such as ways of using space and other resources efficiently: a workplace for the future. This combination of special building and unique location transformed the way Prologis works.

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ULI Award

Pier 1 Honored with Awards

Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence – Best Rehabilitation 2001 San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year – Best Rehabilitation/Renovation 2001 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Outstanding …

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A New Era

“The rehabilitation of the Pier 1 bulkhead and shed was a historic moment for the Port and the City of San Francisco. The remarkable preservation and transformation of a cargo shipping pier into the Port’s headquarters has been recognized with numerous architectural and preservation design awards, and has allowed the public to learn about and appreciate San Francisco’s maritime history.”

Monique Moyer
Executive Director
Port of San Francisco

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Pier1_water

Pier 1 Today

Pier 1′s Uses today:

2001-2003 New Pier 1 Waterfront conference rooms used as the Port Commission Hearing Room by the Port while the Ferry Building was being completed
2002 National American Institute of Architects has special meeting at Pier 1 and the Ferry Building to celebrate the future opening of the Ferry Building
2010 Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage lecture series
2012 SF Giants hold Mission Rock project public meeting # 1
2001- Present Workshops, seminars, planning sessions by the Port, various other government agencies and community groups (SPUR, SF Architectural Heritage, SF Planning Department, etc.)

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