Gateway of Pacific, Phases 2 and 3
A center for research and workplace innovation
With the second and third phases of Gateway of Pacific, the overall contours of the landmark project begin to take shape. Alongside the 12-story, 450,000-square-foot building that was the first to break ground, the second phase adds two linked buildings totaling approximately 428,000 rentable square feet of space, while the third phase comprises a single tower building of approximately 343,000 rentable square feet.
Phase 2 continues Gateway of Pacific's vision as a model campus for science, technology, and workplace innovation. The design complements Phase 1, creating a distinctive, iconic building with a unique identity and architectural character. The two phase-2 buildings are seven and eight stories tall, and closely aligned with an atrium/common space, with a shared core linking them. The design is flexible to accommodate the needs of multiple tenants and various fit-outs, while establishing a singular urban architectural presence. The glassed facade captures science on display and provides occupants with views to San Francisco Bay.
Completing construction along Gateway Boulevard, Phase 3 continues this street frontage to create a beacon for the south entrance. The 11-story tower is conceived with a multi-story lobby to signal this new gateway. The building floor plate creates flexible spaces that respond to the demanding needs of the future tenant's design guidelines, while complying with the campus vision. A signature feature of the third phase, a new entry plaza and activity zone, create a strong presence on Gateway Boulevard.
The two phases are neither twins nor radical departures architecturally. The intent has been to create a family of buildings similar in spirit but with unique identities. The site concept continues the campus master plan, of a central, park-like landscape connecting all buildings. Below-grade parking and freestanding structures accommodate the site's parking needs.
Sustainability is a key guiding principle on a campus designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Sustainable features include on-site energy generation from photovoltaic panels, rainwater capture, grey water collection and a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
Phase 1 is now completing construction, with Phases 2 and 3 expected to join the campus in late 2021 (Flad has begun design of Phases 4 and 5). When all phases are complete, the approximately 1.7 million square feet of new construction will provide South San Francisco with a vital center for life science research and workplace innovation.