Clay Street Law Office

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This project is located in the historic Liedesdorff | Commercial Conservation District in downtown San Francisco. Zack | deVito faced the challenge of transforming a historically significant building into a functioning and modern law office while respecting the structure’s existing character and charm. This was accomplished with the insertion of modern components that frame and focus specific elements of the building, whether it is an original brick wall or a moulding detail. While the exterior of the building remained virtually unchanged, except for the addition of a roof garden and penthouse, the interior of the space was dramatically altered with a crisp industrial stair connecting the penthouse/roof garden to the first and second floors. The result was a flood of natural light penetrating down to the first floor and a feeling that all of the floors of the building were connected and functioned cohesively. By carving away select pieces of the old building and adding compatible modern elements, an elegant, original space was created that respects it’s architectural past.


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