The McClintock Building

A New Look for an Art Deco Original

With its aerodynamic curves and smooth exterior surfaces, this San Francisco Design District building from 1938 exemplifies classic art deco aesthetics. A deft renovation from Pfau Long Architecture modernizes the historic structure while maintaining much of its original character.

1400 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

103,213 SF

Office/Light Industrial

The McClintock’s centerpiece is its new atrium covered by an operable glass skylight. Sourced from a commercial greenhouse, the skylight floods the building with light and fresh air.

Ground floor suites are outfitted with large glass garage doors that open on to a central commons, providing a gathering place for meetings and events.

Once the home of the Jessica McClintock fashion empire, the building now houses a genetic testing company that uses the first floor for lab and R&D space and second floor for offices. The renovation also included a seismic upgrade, all new building systems including PV on the roof, and LEED Gold certification.