Architect Visit: Gast Architects in San Francisco

June 06, 2010 7:50 PM

BY Janet Hall

Located on the top floor of a recently renovated historic industrial building in San Francisco (the first building in the city to earn a LEED-Gold rating), the offices of Gast Architects were designed to foster a collaborative work environment for the nine-person team. To see more of Gast Architects' work, go to the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

Above: The timbers on the ceiling were sandblasted during the renovation to remove charring from a previous fire; the opal glass light fixture at the entrance to the conference room is an Over Suspension Lamp by Mengotti & Prandina.

Above: The floors are prefinished strand bamboo, and the work spaces feature locally made, recycled aluminum-framed desks. David Gast suspended a handcrafted Pocock Wooden Racing Scull from the ceiling (he's a rowing enthusiast) as decor.

Above: The architects begin the day around the Isomac Millenium Espresso Machine.

Above: The office's outdoor deck serves as a venue for group barbecues and is home to a community garden, including a lemon tree, strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, and herbs. The Galvanized Planters for the garden are from CB2.