Apple Flagship Retail Store
San Francisco, California

Located in the heart of San Francisco, the three-story, 18,000 sq. ft. Apple store draws in customers from all over the world. Consistent with Apple stores across the country, the San Francisco store features a stainless steel fa├žade elevated above a glass base. The openness of the glass walls maximizes visibility and invites customers into the space.

Existing full height concrete sheer walls were retained and integrated into the building design as part of a seismic lateral system. In addition, special moment resisting frames with reduced beam section strengthen the structure in order to maintain the glass wall elements so integral to the architectural design.