The Battery Inside & Out

BCCI recently completed a major renovation of the Musto Building, a former factory then run-down office building. This unique 60,000-square-foot project, with architecture by FME Architecture + Design and interiors by Ken Fulk Design, was transformed into a new private social club, The Battery.

The existing three-story unreinforced masonry building—originally designed by early 20th-century architect William Mooser II—required a mandatory seismic upgrade and also included restoration work, an expansion of the basement level, and the addition of a fourth floor penthouse. With the building site located on San Francisco’s former Barbary coast, the excavation through bay mud, sandy soil, earthquake infill and rock also revealed rare pre-Gold Rush artifacts.

Known for their expertise in sustainable building, BCCI reused materials throughout the building, such as columns, beams, and joists, applying every construction method available to deliver a project unlike any other in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Furthermore, BCCI incorporated a state-of-the-art strengthening system that holds the building in place with three new steel moment frames that extend through each floor, allowing the beautiful interior brick surfaces to remain exposed.

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