Home of the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association
The SPUR Urban Center is home to the San Francisco Planning and Research Association, a renowned public policy organization and community that since it’s inception in the 1950’s had gone without a public street presence. In addition to replacing SPUR’s previous office space, the new Urban Center also provides much needed additional floor area for gallery and public meeting spaces. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco this new structure expresses SPUR’s ideals of transparency, integrity, illumination and watchfulness.

Project Information
Client: San Francisco Planning & Urban Research
Location: 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Size: 14,600 square feet
Stories: 4 floors above grade + 1 basement floor
Construction Cost: $8,500,000
Completion: April 2009

Role on the Project
Took over project management during the construction documents phase, completed drawings & specifications and obtained permits.
Shepherded the project through bidding and value engineering including various design and detailing adjustments to reduce overall project costs by roughly $1,000,000.
Handled construction administration through project completion.
Produced LEED certification documents.
view of the urban center facade at dusk
ground floor gallery space
second level gallery space
balcony overlook at second level gallery
third floor office space
fourth floor library space conceptual rendering
daylit main stairwell
floor plans for levels above grade