Driscoll Boat Works is located on the working waterfront of America’s Cup Harbor in San Diego. Designed to house three marine repair tenants, materiality was essential in promoting longevity. A heavy CMU base is rhythmically cut into three masses, designating the three tenant spaces. The masses are connected by storefront glazing, which also indicates the building entrances. Each mass is then clad with a large “Shou Sugi Ban” screen wall, providing shade and further accentuating the rhythm of the facade. This project honors San Diego’s rich waterfront history and is part of an active boatyard with a large travel lift for transporting boats in and out of the water and is currently storing a fleet of high end PAC 52 race sail boats.