Working closely with the building’s owner over the course of 12 months, this project included the occupied rehabilitation of over 75,000 square feet of creative space on five levels. PTA’s design relies heavily on an abundance of glazing, natural light, and open, flexible space. Together, these elements combine to preserve the heavy-timber loft feel of the building and create a new, vibrant environment for Galvanize’s new San Francisco campus. Located in the heart of SOMA, Galvanize is comprised of five levels of open, collaborative workspace, meeting rooms, teaching labs, and multi-functional lounge areas. The flexible plan creates spaces capable of scaling up or down with the needs of Galvanize’s start-up members while also supporting events and workshops to boost this startup “ecosystem” community.