Client: U.S. General Services Administration, Pacific Rim Region
Site Location: 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102
Facility Type: Historical Landmark
Scope of Services
Vobecky Enterprises’ contract improved the functionality of the newly renovated building. The GSA UN Team made it very clear that all constructed items were to be as close to the historical elements as possible. We used parts from surplus inventory from earlier demolition to maintain the historical look and feel of the building. A number of doors and openings were created with no visual cues as to what’s new and whats’ old. Preserving the interior architectural elements resulted in an acoustical challenge. We improved the acoustics in 42 team rooms and applied safety decals thereby resulting in a safer and more functional space.
The Signage throughout the building was corrected to reflect the revised tenant assignments. Additionally, the 80 year old doors and thresholds were in dire need of repair. We worked diligently with the Architect and improved the weatherproofing of the doors with no visual compromise. The HVAC system was adjusted to support new occupancy levels. And new supports were also installed to support data cables. All work was executed with little or no disruption to tenants.