Federal Building, San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project Type: Peer Review/Plan Review

Structural/Seismic peer review of San Francisco’s new federal building, designed by Thom Mayne. The new high-rise concrete frame/shear wall tower building includes two large steel braced frame ancillary structures and an underground parking garage covering the entire site. The structural design was unique in that the aspect ratio of the shear walls in the office tower was nearly 10 to 1. Arup was the engineer of record. [With Degenkolb Engineers]