Archinect - News 2014-10-20T17:42:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80975329/quadratic-super-plaza-foundry-square-near-completion Quadratic super-plaza Foundry Square near completion Justine Testado 2013-09-03T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-10-10T12:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wygt6bu5qq0j9o8d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Foundry Square, a four-part mixed-use complex in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) district, is currently in its final phase with the construction of <a href="http://foundrythree.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foundry III</a>, which developer Tishman Speyer <a href="http://www.tishmanspeyer.com/news/articles/tishman-speyer-start-foundry-square-iii-sfs-south-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">purchased</a> in 2012. The target LEED Gold building will have 265,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet for retail. Foundry III will be San Francisco's first new ground-up office building since pre-recession in 2007.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0ryexbtfbcictns.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://www.studios.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIOS Architecture</a> and <a href="http://www.swagroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SWA Group</a> began designing the quadratic complex for the City of San Francisco/Wilson Equity Office over a decade ago--with the buildings numbered out of sequence as they were constructed one by one. The client's goal for the complex was to create an "active people-place" while providing ample office and retail space. Current tenants in the square include Orrick, Herrington &amp; Sutcliffe LLP, BlackRock Inc., and Gymboree headquarters.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8kt5m3qlbatessl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> As its name states, each 10-story low-rise structure of the 1.25 million sq.foot complex o...</p>