Keker & Van Nest
The office relocation for the law firm of Keker & Van Nest triggered a number of base building modifications to 633 Battery Street. Originally built as a paper warehouse in 1906, the brick and timber structure underwent a major renovation in the early 70’s when it had been converted to mixed-use. The large floor plates and historic fabric attracted Keker & Van Nest to lease four floors in the building. Huntsman designed the south half of the fifth floor from a shell condition and matched features such as door frames and vestibules to match the sixth floor. Huntsman also designed the south half of the fourth floor which includes a divisible 2,100sf conference room. The ground floor was transformed from retail spaces to a conference center and a main lobby for Keker. The conference center is framed in structural glass to allow the exposed brick and sandblasted wood columns to read through, and features 20’ accordion doors that divide the space into three smaller rooms. New light fixtures, elevator cab interiors, and refurbished flooring give the building a modern look while fitting in with its scale and rustic properties. The building modification work also includes a replacement to the building canopy, exterior lighting, painting scheme, and signage.
Client Keker & Van Nest LLP
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Building Renovation and Office Relocation
Size 84,000 square feet
Credits Photography by Sharon Risedorph