The San Francisco Department of the Environment [SF Environment] is a city department developed by RMW Architecture & Interiors in San Francisco, California. It offers sustainable programs and policies for the City and County of San Francisco.
The architecture firm was in charge to design the city department’s new offices at 1455 Market Street. By moving to a new office space, the department will have more opportunity to put their mission into action.
In this project, RMW worked with project stakeholders to create a design and program that provides support for the staff’s varying work styles. The bright, 24,000-square-foot workplace comes with private offices and common areas. A core of this space is surrounded by open layout offices, allowing the access to daylight while luring the staff into the center for interaction.
There is also the EcoCenter which acts as a multipurpose reception area. It is intended to demonstrate sustainable materials and energy efficient design. The EcoCenter, along with central common areas and elevator lobby, displays wood panels made out of reclaimed gym bleachers.
Another reclaimed materials used in the project is the aqua blue tile backsplash in the central break-out space. The backsplash was made of reclaimed porcelain. The lobby houses a gallery space for rotating artwork from the San Francisco Recology Artist-in-Residence Program.