Plant will perform the remodel and seismic upgrade of 100 McAllister Street for UC Law SF as part of the university’s long-range campus plan for an academic village in downtown San Francisco. The historic tower, originally designed by Timothy Pflueger and built in 1930, has functioned as a church, hotel, makeshift space for wartime use, and government office building before being acquired by UC Law SF in 1980 as student housing.
Plant will restore and the iconic, 28-story Gothic Revival and Art Deco structure’s residential units; provide a complex seismic upgrade; replace/upgrade the elevator systems; perform exterior repairs to terra cotta and masonry, as well as windows and waterproofing; and, re-program several floors of academic and administrative office space.
According to Vice President and Construction Manager Don Libbey, who will lead CM/GC services from Plant, “the complexity of this delivery will require a collaborative approach alongside the qualified project team that the university has assembled, where hard work, creativity, and persistence will enable 100 McAllister to achieve its former luster and serve UC Law SF for many years to come.”
Architectural services are being provided by Perkins&Will, a firm that Plant completed similar iconic work with on 140 New Montgomery in 2013. While Plant has completed over a dozen higher education projects in the University of California system, this is the firm’s first collaboration with UC Law SF. Completion is set for 2028.