Commonwealth Club of California

The Commonwealth Club of California’s new location on San Francisco’s waterfront is in an existing historic structure built in 1910 and was the site of the 1934 Longshoreman’s strike; the building has an aggressive sustainability agenda and is targeting LEED Gold certification, and provides meeting spaces, an auditorium, a library, and a boardroom.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing insightful, enlightened, and informed dialogue to the Bay Area and beyond. For the first time in its history, the Club is building a permanent home along the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco.

Owner

The Commonwealth Club of California

Location

San Francisco, CA

Size

22,600 sq. ft.

Stats

Designed to reduce energy use by 70%; tracking LEED Gold certification

Image Credit

LMSA for renderings

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Located on the Embarcadero of San Francisco, the existing two story structure, built in 1910, will be renovated and a new floor added to accommodate the program requirements of the Club. This is the site of the 1934 Longshoreman’s strike, and the historic Steuart Street façade will be restored and a historic archive will be featured in the new headquarters. The building will be designed and constructed for optimum energy efficiency, and will target LEED Gold certification to support the Commonwealth Club’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The new headquarters will include auditorium space for 300 people, meeting rooms, library, boardroom, catering facilities and workspace for staff and volunteers. The project is anticipated to be complete in 2017.

Awards
California Heritage Council Award
The Commonwealth Club of California’s new location on San Francisco’s waterfront is in an existing historic structure built in 1910 and was the site of the 1934 Longshoreman’s strike; the building has an aggressive sustainability agenda and is targeting LEED Gold certification, and provides meeting spaces, an auditorium, a library, and a boardroom.
The Commonwealth Club of California’s new location on San Francisco’s waterfront is in an existing historic structure built in 1910 and was the site of the 1934 Longshoreman’s strike; the building has an aggressive sustainability agenda and is targeting LEED Gold certification, and provides meeting spaces, an auditorium, a library, and a boardroom.
The Commonwealth Club of California’s new location on San Francisco’s waterfront is in an existing historic structure built in 1910 and was the site of the 1934 Longshoreman’s strike; the building has an aggressive sustainability agenda and is targeting LEED Gold certification, and provides meeting spaces, an auditorium, a library, and a boardroom.
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Jake Aftreth, Andrew Appleton, Chris May, Yooju No, Charlie Stott