Gateway of Pacific, Phase I
A new center for research and workplace innovation
The first phase of a development of a prominent South San Francisco property – Gateway of Pacific – introduces a new epicenter for life science research and workplace innovation, providing a framework for high-quality architecture and landscape in a highly sustainable and collaborative setting. The foundational 12-story building defines the intersection of Gateway and Oyster Point Boulevards as two separate wings joined by a five-story atrium.
As part of this initial phase, an amenity building has been constructed over a two-level, below-grade parking structure that serves the overall campus. An entry plaza over the parking structure welcomes visitors to the campus with mature landscaping and outdoor social spaces for dining and social gatherings. The amenity building activates the plaza with a café, restaurant, fitness facility, and conference center. The building's vegetated roof is part of a compelling strategy for energy conservation that visibly showcases a key planning principle for the project – sustainable design.
The buildings in this phase are LEED Platinum certified. Sustainable design features include on-site energy generation from photovoltaic panels, rainwater capture, grey water collection, and a high-efficiency heating and cooling system. This campus promotes a pedestrian-focused experience through a Central Park that is uninterrupted by vehicles and animated by dedicated outdoor areas. Planted with mature trees and native species, the park-like landscape offers a variety of experiences – from highly social places for interaction to areas for quiet contemplation.
Strongly shaped by local climate and the culture of discovery, Gateway of Pacific creates a new landmark that will transform South San Francisco.