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 building that was the first to break ground, the second phase adds two linked buildings and the third comprises a single tower.
Phase two continues Gateway of Pacific's vision as a model campus for science, technology, and workplace innovation. The design complements the first phase, creating a distinctive, iconic building with a unique identity and architectural character. The two buildings are seven and eight stories, and closely align with a common atrium space 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 glass facade captures science on display and provides occupants with views to San Francisco Bay.
Completing construction along Gateway Boulevard, phase three 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 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 and structured parking accommodates the site's parking needs. Sustainability is a key guiding principle on campus, and phases two and three have achieved LEED Gold certification.