My time with LMSA was not all office work – I also had the opportunity to go on different types of site visits. The 88 Broadway project is located in the Northeast Waterfront Historic District, which means there are stricter regulations on design options. Aaron, John Westell, and Bill Leddy brought me along for a walking tour of the district , searching for evidence from the older buildings to inform material choices and facade treatments.

I was also able to tour the new Commonwealth Club of California building, which is currently under construction and is located on Steuart Street, located in the Embarcadero Historic District. Chris May, the architect in charge of construction administration, led our tour explaining the building’s construction process.