The One Pacific Heights amenity building provides a high dose of relief in a primarily office park environment. The area previously lacked energy and activity and has now become a social hub that brings together neighbors to create opportunities for dining, business, and fun. The project encourages pedestrians to stay local to their place of business and walk or bike to their destination rather than use a car.
Inspired by Southern California vernacular design, the project showcases large openings where lines between what is indoors and outdoors are completely blurred. Conventional materials of glass and steel were used in pure form to celebrate their simple beauty. The building’s scale is exaggerated to reach out over the road below so onlookers can be lured in by the visual activity. The building offers a timeless home for whatever tenant may reside inside without subjecting itself to trends or fads.
Expressed brace frames were structurally designed to provide the largest size openings possible and maximum views to the adjacent outdoor dining experiences. The fermentation tanks are put on display for those outside to see the magic of brewing taking place.