SAN FRANCISCO, CA– BCCI Construction Company, San Francisco’s premier commercial contractor, is developing a new office building at 85 Bluxome Street in SOMA that aims to achieve a LEED CSv2009 Gold green building certification. Most notably, the building is primed to become the first ground up building in Northern California to target Delos WELL Certification, a performance-based building rating focused on human wellness.
The WELL Building Standard is the first of its kind to focus on human wellness within a built environment. By holistically integrating specific conditions into the architecture and design, the health and well-being of the occupants are enhanced. The WELL Building Standard categorizes seven systemized measures relevant to occupant health including Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. The WELL Certification requires a passing score in each of the categories.
Hired by developer Bluxome Partners, BCCI provided an extensive feasibility analysis for improving the existing structure at 85 Bluxome Street versus demolishing it and constructing a new building. In order to receive the best return on investment and meet the WELL Building Standard, the developer decided to demolish the building and construct a new five-story shell totaling 55,000 square feet.
The design of the building’s façade frames open window bays using rustic refined panels with an oxidized finish. Open floor plates will provide flexibility to meet future tenant’s needs for creative office space. Building amenities will include secured interior bicycle storage, showers and changing rooms, in addition to a dedicated terrace for 5th floor building occupants and a 2,300 square foot common roof deck for all building tenants. BCCI has been instrumental in assisting the project team with value analysis, programming, entitlements, material selection, city-planning review and permitting.
General Contractor: BCCI Construction Company
Core & Shell Building Architect – RIM Architects
Interior Architect – Rapt Studio
Structural Engineer – ZFA Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer – Treadwell & Rollo
Geotechnical Engineer – Rockridge Geotechnical
Plumbing & Mechanical Engineering & Design – Anderson, Rowe & Buckley
Fire Sprinkler Engineering & Design – Ayoob & Perry Co.
Electrical Engineering & Design – McMillan Electric
Leasing Agent: Cushman & Wakefield
Delos is a pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™ and founder of the WELL Building Standard® focused on transforming schools, homes, offices and other indoor facilities into health and well being-conscious environments. Delos believes in human sustainability, where the built environment can be utilized to maximize human potential and prevent health problems before they begin. Through technology, health, science, design and enterprise, Delos seeks to create environments than enhance human life.
ABOUT BCCI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Ranked as a Top Contractor by ENR California and the San Francisco Business Times, BCCI Construction Company is a leading general contractor with offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Established in 1986, BCCI provides comprehensive construction services to take projects from concept to completion.
With a portfolio of work that includes new construction, major building renovations, historic restorations, seismic upgrades, and tenant improvements, BCCI offers a unique range of preconstruction, design-build, project management, sustainable construction, and LEED consulting services. For more information, please visit www.bcciconst.com.