A Park in a Tower: Integrating Outdoor Spaces in a New Corporate High-Rise Monday, 21 October 2019 from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Streaming Location
Workplace Learning Theater
Session Type
Learning Experience

Densification in today’s workplace is increasing globally, and communal spaces, both inside and out, have become as important as individual work areas. The best buildings also embrace their context and the life surrounding them, with more tall buildings incorporating terraces, public places, pass-throughs and vertical neighborhoods that animate and engage city life. A new tower in San Francisco – soon to be home to Facebook – integrates large outdoor terraces that are unusual for today’s office tower. Discover the story behind the building’s design and development and what brought the tech giant to this new landmark.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how zoning requirements in San Francisco helped lead to an innovative office tower with large, collaborative outdoor spaces throughout.

  • Hear what circumstances culminated in the largest single office lease deal in San Francisco history, with a 750,000-square-foot, 100% occupancy by Facebook.

  • Understand the structure of the overall development and now current buildout that is turning an initial spec office building into effectively a corporate headquarters.


Portrait photo of Matt Concannon Matt Concannon
Vice President, Project Management Advisors (PMA)
Portrait photo of Allison Owens Allison Owens
Vice President, Project Management Advisors (PMA)
Portrait photo of Scott Seyer Scott Seyer
Principal, Goettsch Partners


Property Development, Workplace Design

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