1600 Webster

Replacing a bowling alley in an infamous redevelopment area, this 5-story market-rate luxury condominium provides 48 one and two bedroom residences, built over a 66-car below-grade parking garage and street level retail.  

The design draws from the neighborhood context of Japan-Town, making contemporary references to the rigor of traditional Japanese minimalism.  Modern references to traditional architectural elements include curved stainless steel rooftop canopies and a layered facade.  A taut, non-structural aluminum grid and ornamental keyhole mesh screen overlay cement plaster clad walls, adding depth and a play of light and shadow to the exterior.

location San Francisco, CA
Completed 2006


  • 2006 Gold Nugget Award for Best Attached Housing, Mid-Rise
  • 2008 IPA Perforating Designs Grand Prize