San Francisco welcomes next largest mass timer office building in the U.S.

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront destination.

Designed by Hacker Architects, the 85-foot-tall office building will be constructed from cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor slabs, glulam columns and beams, steel lateral seismic framing, and metal cladding.

“The Pier 70 office building will make a statement about how mass timber technologies are pushing design and construction towards environmentally sustainable design solutions that better connect the workplace to the natural environment,” said Hacker principal Corey Martin in a statement.

Design approvals for the Pier 70 timber office building are currently underway. Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and phase 1 of the entire site is expected to open in 2022. 

(All images are credited to Brookfield Properties and Design Distill)