The GAP Headquarters, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- Value engineering at 50% drawings to save costs and add value to the project.
- Marelich was the lead in the commissioning process.
- The project finished on schedule without disputes.
- 16-story high-rise in downtown San Francisco utilizing an air distribution system constructed underneath the floor.
SCOPE OF WORK
- The project was a 600,000 square-foot, 16-story high-rise in downtown San Francisco with a full mechanical plant. An underfloor air distribution system was utilized.
- Piping, plumbing and sheetmetal were part of the scope.
- Equipment and material staging were critical in this downtown environment.
- There is a cafeteria area as well as an art gallery in the building.
GAP Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy brand names. GAP brand includes GAP, GAPKids, babyGAP, GAPBody and GAP Outlet.
GAP has world headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, product development offices in New York City and distribution operations and offices coordinating sourcing activities around the globe.
GAP Inc. needed a building to serve as its world headquarters. GAP leased many buildings in the area and wanted to give its employees a central place to work. They contracted with Gensler to give the project a San Francisco feel, and utilized an underfloor system for energy conservation and the ability to "re-tool" their office layout.
At the Value Engineering stage, it was Marelich who suggested going to an underfloor system in lieu of the traditional overhead system. Steel needed to go into production and ceiling space was in short supply. The system was accepted and the owner was very satisfied with the outcome.