Tour begins 4:30pm, sharp.
Q&A, cocktails and comradery, 5:30 pm at The Forgery Bar
Please arrive at 4:30 p.m. sharp for sign-in and site orientation at the projects construction office at 1543 Mission Street, south side, just east of Lafayette Alley. Be timely as the tour cannot wait for late arrivals. Wear closed-toed shoes; any additional required PPE will be provided.
At 5:30 p.m. we will adjourn to The Forgery Bar for Q&A opportunities, leisurely cocktails and comradery. Your ticket to the tour includes an open bar. The Forgery is located at 1515 Mission Street, directly across the street from the project site.
$45 per person - members only
If you are unable to attend a Lambda Alpha event for which you have made reservations, please remember to cancel no later than 72 hours prior to the function or you will be held responsible for payment.
Join us on Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 pm for a hard-hat tour of this one-of-a-kind project, followed by cocktails.
Public-Private Partnership of the Stars: 49 South Van Ness & 1550 Mission Street
2,000 City Employees, 550 Apartments, 1 Acre of Retail, and a 4,000 SF dog park
What happens when you mix the City of San Franciscos new home for development review, Relateds 40-story housing tower, and the grand designs of SOM? You get an exceptional, multiuse infill project, and a paragon of public-private partnerships.
Related California and the City & County of San Francisco have partnered to bring 1.3 million square feet of housing and modern City office space to the sprawling intersection of South Van Ness and Mission Streets. This spring, the first tenants will move-in to what was once home to Goodwills flagship location.
Designed by SOM and built by Build Group and Pankow, the project includes two buildings separated by public alleys. Connecting South Van Ness and 11th Street is a 16-story City-owned office building with 575,000 square feet of space for the Departments of Building Inspection, Public Works, and Planning, along with a 50,000 square foot one-stop permit center. At the corner of Mission Street is a 40-story apartment tower with 550 units 110 of which are affordable - and 38,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities include a rooftop swimming pool and a large elevated dog play area.
Space is limited; respond quickly. The first 10 RSVPs will be afforded a special photo opportunity in the future office of the City Department Head of his or her choice.
If tickets are sold out, please contact Lori Horan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on the wait list.
Please arrive at 4:30 p.m. sharp for sign-in and site orientation at the projects construction office at 1543 Mission Street, south side, just east of Lafayette Alley. Be timely as the tour cannot wait for late arrivals. Wear closed-toed shoes; any additional required PPE will be provided. At 5:30 p.m. we will adjourn to The Forgery Bar for Q&A opportunities, leisurely cocktails and comradery. Your ticket to the tour includes an open bar. The Forgery is located at 1515 Mission Street, directly across the street from the project site.
Public transportation is strongly recommended. All MUNI subway lines serve Van Ness Station; trolley-bus and motor coach service includes the 47, 49, 14, and 14R. Civic Center Station provides convenient BART Service.
Matthew Witte, Principal - Acquisitions and Development; Related California
Matt leads the sourcing of new investment and development opportunities throughout California. His responsibilities include the acquisition, planning, design and entitlements of mixed-income, mixed-use, market-rate and commercial developments. Prior to joining Related in 1986, he was a Founding Partner of Griffin Properties, a Partner at Bay West Development, and began his career as Development Manager for Grosvenor International. Matt also has extensive experience in the private equity, technology and health care sectors. He holds a bachelors degree in Architecture from Cornell University and currently serves on their University Council.
Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, Senior Consulting Design Partner; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Craigs work with SOM in the United States, Europe, and Asia, while extremely broad in its typology ranging from entire urban districts to singular works of commercial, civic, and cultural architecture consistently adheres to a rigorous modern vocabulary that acknowledges issues of place involving climate, physical and cultural landscape, and historic precedent. Craig joined SOM's Chicago office in 1973 and served as a design partner in the firms Houston and Washington, D.C., offices before coming to San Francisco. Craigs work has been recognized with nearly 250 awards for design, including 10 national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Awards and a Federal Design Achievement Award. In 2001, Hartman became the youngest recipient of the Maybeck Award, in recognition of lifetime achievement in architectural design. In 2008, the Vaticans Knighthood for Service to Society was bestowed upon Hartman by Pope Benedictus XVI for the design of Oaklands Cathedral of Christ the Light. In 2016, the American Academy in Rome honored Hartman by inviting him to serve as a William Bernoudy Architect in Residence.
Mark Schwettmann, AIA, Director; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
With a diverse range of international experience in major mixed-use, residential, corporate, hospitality, and academic projects, Mark is deeply involved in improving the built environment of San Francisco, his home city. In his role as Director and Studio Head, he manages and mentors a group of design professionals working around the world. In addition to these responsibilities, he leads the Digital Design Group in the firm's San Francisco office. With extensive knowledge of the project approval process in the San Francisco Bay Area, Schwettmann has guided many projects through complex public processes, including the Moscone Convention Center Expansion and Improvement Project and the 75 Howard Street residential tower. Mark has also been involved in significant large-scale, mixed-use projects in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Fuzhou, and Wuxi, bringing environmental and social sensitivity to the energetic and fast-paced environment of large-scale development in China.
Josh Keene, Special Projects and Transactions Manager, Department of Real Estate; City and County of San Francisco
Josh manages the Leasing and Acquisition Team for the Citys Department of Real Estate. The Department of Real Estate provides facilities management services for more than 4 million square feet and transaction leadership for purchases, sales and leases of City property. Josh has played leadership roles in major projects including 49 South Van Ness, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Francisco Reservoir. Prior to working with the City, Josh worked in real estate development in Tucson, AZ as an owners representative and project manager. Josh holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.