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THE BATTERY

San Francisco, CA

BCCI recently completed a major structural renovation of the Musto Building. Originally constructed in 1907, the unreinforced masonry structure required a mandatory seismic upgrade and included restoration and retrofit work, an expansion of the basement level, and the addition of a fourth floor penthouse. The building which was once used as a warehouse and then office suites has been converted into swanky private social club The Battery with a fine dining restaurant, four bars, a wine cellar, a card room, a library, a conference center, a fitness facility, and 14 guest rooms.

As part of the rehabilitation, BCCI incorporated a state-of-the-art seismic strengthening system braced by steel moment frames that extend through each floor of the building and allow the interior brick surfaces to remain exposed. Modern touches include a new 40-foot glass and steel staircase cantilevered to achieve a suspended, continuous folded steel aesthetic and a one-of-a-kind all glass elevator. To preserve the building’s historic fabric, materials were re-used throughout the project such as heavy wood timber columns, beams, and joists while on top of the existing structure, the new penthouse level features a modern glass curtain wall system and a roof deck with a Jacuzzi pool. Collaborating closely with the Owner and the design and engineering teams, BCCI delivered a truly unique project unlike any other in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood.

2014 IIDA NC Play Merit Award

2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit

Architect: Core & Shell: FME Architecture + Design, Interiors: Ken Fulk
Project Size: 60,000 sf
Date Completed: September 2013