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  1. 1. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net Jack London Market at Jack London Square The Market concept is at the center of the revitalization of Jack London Square. The grand opening of the Market Hall in fall 2009 will mark the end of a long 7 years of approvals and a new beginning for the district. From conception I led the design team in convincing the City and Port of Oakland, as well as the growing neighborhood community that the Market was vital to their future. LEED Silver and nearly 200,000sf, this 6-story mixed use development embraces the slow-food move- ment featuring locally produced produce, meats, fish and artisan foods within a competative farmers market format. Additionally the Market building will be home to over 15 restaurants and cooking school that overlook the Market activity and have views to the estuary and bay beyond. 4 levels of prime office bring needed daytime population to help begin to energize retail at the square. Design and sketchup imagery created by Steve Worthington
  2. 2. Jack London Market The Market Building knits carefully into the varied scale of the existing district by establishing a two level “Retail” scale and character that defines the Market under an undulating roof. Massing and materials are artfully considered to enhance the atmosphere of the artisan crafts the building houses. Fitting comfortably with Heinholds Saloon, IL Pescatore and the Harbor Master building as well as defining welcoming public places along the waterfront were guid- ing our decisions. The Market will occupy the ground level of the new structure as well as newly refurbished 66 Franklin building to create a “Food District” within JLS. The plazas are designed to be flexible, transforming into active market zones for the existing farmer’s market venues as well for spe- cialty events that celebrate seasonal harvesting such as wine production, strawberry, garlic, artichokes and olive oil. Granville Market in Vancouver was inspiration amongst others, which is housed in a col- lection of old warehouse buildings, clustered together randomly, on an island across from downtown. Granville Market grew organically as an enterprise and architecturally which highlighted one of the design teams greatest concerns for success. ...Designing a ground up mixed use structure that would feel right for the targeted wholesome vendors/farmers and a discerning public.
  3. 3. Market and Restaurant Level Plans The plans feature three major pedestrian entys to the Market on level 1; with approaches from newly designed plazas on the west and south and from the walk along Embarcadero. On level two, pedestrians approach from grand stairs leading from the plazas and a bridge walkway across the Amtrak rails from a 1200 car parking structure. Prepared Food Level (Restaurants) Market Level (Ground Floor)
  4. 4. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net 10 Clay Street at Jack London Square 10 Clay Street is a 2-story 30,000sf retail and office building designed for a prime waterfront site at Oakland’s ferry-landing along the estuary. The LEED project features a butterfly roof, exposed glue-lam timber construction and numerous daylight and energy saving strategies. The unique assemblage of exposed structure, clean detailing and color make for a dynamic entrance, welcoming ferry passengers to the JLS district. A public overlook is part of the design for the building’s western edge. The second floor is home to the California Rowing Association and Roger’s Family Trust. A restaurant brew pub is planned for the ground level space Completed in February 2008 All design and imagery created by Steve Worthington
  5. 5. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net Clif Bar at Jack London Square This project design was conceived for Ellis Partners LLC in an effort to attract Clif Bar’s corporate headquarters to Jack London Square, Oakland. The site is currently occupied by tenant Barnes & Noble in an existing Butler Building that occupies about 1/3 of the block. The exercise involved Clif Bar staff in reviewing their program needs for the site. The scheme centered around a major expansion to the existing structure, creating primary entry to Clif Bar at the foot of Broadway and JLS district serving retail along Water Street. 100,000 sf of alternative style offices and retail is captured in the existing , expansion and high volume mezzanines. A LEED rating of Platinum is planned for the development. The project is awaiting better economic times. All design and imagery created by Steve Worthington
  6. 6. Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP Clif Bar Aviation Fukuoka International Airport - Fukuoka, Japan 700,000 SF; 9 gate international terminal Nagoya Airport - Nag
  7. 7. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net Jack London Market Transit Hub at Jack London Square, Oakland, Ca. The Market transit hub is located adjacent to the Oakland Amtrak station at Jack London Square. It houses parking for 1200 cars, inter-modal transfer of AC Bus Transit lines to Amtrak and 30,000 sf of community - serving retail. The project is vital to the ongoing success of the existing and newly added developments at Jack London Square. The project required numerous meetings with the interested neighborhood, Amtrak, Port of Oakland and the City Planners to develop an acceptable solution. Many requirements needed to be met, but a breakthrough came with the idea of creating an enhanced pedes- trian connection across the tracks to facilitate the neighborhood’s connection to the estuary. This gateway became a fundamental part of the architectural form at the corner of Second Street and Harrison.
  8. 8. Jack London Market Transit Hub The transit center is a complex assemblage of competing uses, all on one site. It is an example of correct placement of density next to transit, which is vital to the success of all properties and uses in the district. Enhancing transit connections and providing needed parking helps enable patrons to better access transit options and while doing so, “perhaps catch an event or shop at the Market.” Steve led all design efforts for the project and was instrumental in gaining approvals through- out the planning process. Steve collaborated with Lowney Associates who produced the contract documents with guidance from Pankow as design - build constructors. All design and imagery by Steve Worthington.
  9. 9. Jack London Market Transit Hub Project is nearing completetion
  10. 10. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net 100 First Street Marquee This project was executed for Beacon Capital Partners, owner of 100 First Street tower in downtown San Francisco. The goal of the project was to enhance the building’s street presence, both day and night, while serving as the catalyst for the complete re-branding of all signage and supplemental graphics for the property. The project features energy efficient LED-lighted numerals and glass edged panels creating a feeling of weightlessness. The uniquely cantilevered structure subtly heightens visual drama and highlights a “glass fin” supported skylight to create a light filled and welcoming signal to passers by. Completed in February 2009 NYA structural engineer All design and imagery created by Steve Worthington
  11. 11. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net 100 California Retail Addition, San Francisco, Ca.. 100 California is a 14-story “modernist” high-rise originally designed and built for Bethlehem Steel Corporation as their headquarters in 1959. The building sits on an elevated platform above the surrounding streets and sidewalks, with the lower two floors pulled back from the tower facade, creating an elevated plaza and side arcades that front California, Front and Sacramento Streets. This elevated platform was a popular modernist device but has created many accessibility and retail streetscape dilemmas as times have changed. The goal for this project was to enhance accessibility to the building entrances and retail ten- ants as well as to revitalize the plazas as “Places to sit an reflect”. The largest architectural component of the program is a horizontal retail addition proposed for the SW corner of the site. This, mostly glass addition physically extends existing ground level retail space that is currently tucked out of sight to California Street. This glass pavilion cre- ates a prominent focal point on the renewed plaza and California Street frontage and will be home to a new restaurant . The design of the pavilion, plaza, water features, furniture and signage all take cues from the building’s modernist roots, but depart in detail using today’s technologies. The common design theme comes from the use of glass as the primary construction material. Cast glass is used in the plaza bench seating and water features to cable - supported glass wall panels in the pavilion and cantilevered glass sign boards at the building perimeter. All of the glass detail is envisioned to be subtly lighted to create a lively nighttime atmosphere.
  12. 12. 100 California continued: The plan and massing of the addition is carefully proportioned to not crowd the existing tower and to provide the pedestrian walking along California Street an expansive view into the plaza as they approach from the west. A glass clad structural wall abutting 150 Califor- nia Street (neighbor) begins the addition at the property line. Then the facade immediately steps back to a small glazed vestibule and then again to the pavilion facade, naturally leading pedestrians to the accessible ramp to the plaza. The thin roof edge follows the property line creating a shade device, protecting the pavilion’s glazing from the early morning and noon-time sun. A planted roof is planned for the retail addition eliminating reflective glare and enhancing views from the nearby office windows. The design has been vetted with SF’s Historic Review Board in order to maintain the build- ing’s potential landmark status.
  13. 13. 100 California continued: LEED Gold has been targeted for this project which includes the pavilion, all plaza work surrounding the site, the recapturing of space on Level 14 and a planned vertical expansion on Level 15. All design, imagery, planning approvals performed by Steve Worthington.
  14. 14. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net 300 California Street, San Francisco The project consisted of refurbishing and adding additional floors to an existing 1948, 8-story high rise structure at the corner of Battery and California Streets in downtown San Francisco. This LEED project features seismic retrofit, complete replacement of systems, and refurbishment / partial replacement of existing fenestration in addition to the added square footage. A public roof deck and vegetative roof crown the addition. The project was well received by the SF Planning Department staff, but unfortunately stalled before it underwent final approvals. The design goals focused on the total composition of existing plus addition being one unified design. Modifications to the existing fenestration were minimal, consisting of stainless steel pilasters and fins that tied new and old together. All design and imagery created by Steve Worthington
  15. 15. 300 California Street, San Francisco
  16. 16. Steven H. Worthington Architect Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Steven H. Worthington AIA, LEED AP 415-740-8837 steveworthington@sbcglobal.net Oakland Marriott Repositioning Study The CIM Group purchased the Oakland Marriott and asked that I join them to develop op- tions to reposition the property. The convention center hotel and meeting facilities are no longer serving their customer base and the Broadway Street business corridor as it should, mainly due to aging and non-performing venues. The study looked at broad issues related to guest arrival, food and beverage, and guest services. The solutions quickly centered around the capture of the prime corner at Broadway and 11th as interior public space in lieu of the current exterior arrival configuration. The study was not exhaustive but did advance ideas that would transform the hotel’s public face & ability to service it’s guests. Hotel Arrival was moved to Broadway Street by capturing some sidewalk and the free right turn lane onto 10th street. This allowed the Hotel to directly open to Oakland’s primary busi- ness corridor, Broadway, and give the Hotel restaurant prime frontage on 11th and become the focal point of the guest experience. A 2-level atrium is envisioned on the corner that con- nects all arrival guest services, restaurant, bar and internet cafe with the convention services on level 2.
  17. 17. Oakland Marriott The existing building’s triangular geometry constricted the design’s resolution at this early concept stage but the spatial dynamic was compelling. The plans and 3-dimensional imagery shown are the result of this quick 2-week effort. A fly-through using Sketchup accompanied the report. All design and Sketchup imagery by Steve Worthington. Ground Level Level 2
  18. 18. Oakland Marriott

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