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The Exchange on Sixteenth Street Achieves WELL Gold Certification

As the first and largest project in San Francisco to achieve this type of sustainable design recognition, Flad is pleased to announce The Exchange on Sixteenth Street recently earned WELL Gold Core & Shell Certification by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

A state-of-the-art, prestigious mixed-use development by Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), The Exchange on Sixteenth Street serves as a beacon for workplace innovation, providing San Francisco with an urban community oasis that raises the bar for incorporating health and wellness into overall building design.

Seeking to advance health and well-being in buildings worldwide, WELL Certification recognizes projects that incorporate wellness-focused elements into the overall design, including enhanced air and water quality, opportunities for movement and physical activity, and more. The Exchange on Sixteenth Street incorporates a variety of these forward-thinking, health-focused design elements, including:

  • Extensive green roofs
  • Enhanced air quality
  • Biophilic design
  • Abundant natural daylight
  • Activated stairwells
  • Optimized thermal comfort
  • Low-emitting materials
  • Enhanced amenities to encourage public transit

In addition to the first and largest project in San Francisco to achieve this designation, it also represents the second in the entire state of California to earn WELL Core & Shell Certification – a testament of KRC's commitment to creating healthy buildings. IWBI CEO and Chairman Rick Fedrizzi states, "By achieving WELL Core & Shell Certification, KRC has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ground-up design that makes it easier for the organizations that work inside to also make wellness a priority."

Congratulations to all team members who contributed to this effort!

Flad Architects (architect of record), in collaboration with Rios Clementi Hale Studios (design architect)

Read the full story >Kilroy Realty's The Exchange on Sixteenth Earns WELL Certification at the Gold LevelKilroy Realty Corporation > The Exchange on 16th Street

September 14, 2020