199 New Montgomery
San Francisco, California
This 16-story condominium tower was completed in 2004, under a fast-track design process. LDA was brought into the process by Heller Manus Architects under a design-build arrangement with the Owner’s selected general contractor. Already under construction, LDA assisted the design architect with both design detailing and constructibility concerns, in close cooperation with the the general contractor and their subcontracted design-build team.
Located on a small, irregular site in San Francisco’s South of Market, the project sits on the cusp between offices and the burgeoning high density Rincon Hill residential area. Fifteen residential floors house 168 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and studio units. Ground level retail opens onto both New Montgomery and Howard Streets and sits above 4 levels of underground parking.
Clad in Precast concrete panels, the structure takes its architectural cues from its surrounding neighbors, an eclectic array of early to mid 20th century office buildings and ware-houses. A rooftop patio garden caps the highest level and creates an oasis among the tops of towering buildings.