1201 Bryant

From Seating to Self-Driving Cars

The innovative have long called 1201 Bryant home. The building originally housed San Francisco's legendary McGuire Furniture Company, who became famous for their beautifully proportioned chairs made with natural materials like rattan, rawhide, and bamboo. An autonomous vehicle market leader occupies the building, taking advantage of its flexible floor plan and PDR zoning to create a laboratory for the latest self-driving vehicle technology.

1201 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA

139,741 SF

Light Industrial

The 1927 warehouse at 10th and Bryant has undergone a major renovation guided by Pfau Long Architecture. We stripped away old mechanical units and corrugated steel sheds to reveal the building’s entire art deco facade, restored the historic windows, and reconfigured the entrance to include a garden and courtyard. New mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and seismic structural systems were also installed.

The building features a new atrium that floods the lower floors with light and showcases a collection of planted pillars that reach 20 feet down.