10 Buzzworthy Buildings Coming to San Francisco

Home to some of the West Coast’s most iconic structures, San Francisco is naturally a magnet for many of today’s top design talents. The current wave of development has seen world-renowned architects—including Norman Foster, César Pelli, and Enrique Norten—devise dazzling additions to an already famous skyline. A tech-industry mecca, the city will soon be home to the 423,000-square-foot, SHoP-designed headquarters for Uber, the ride-hailing company valued at $68 billion by Forbes. And construction on the new basketball arena in Mission Bay, devised by Manica Architecture, can now move forward thanks to a favorable ruling last month from the San Francisco Superior Court. Here, AD rounds up the buzzworthy projects that will soon dot the cityscape.


Featuring a striking façade of zigzagging cast-in-place concrete beams, this mixed-use building, named Rowan, has 70 residential units and is set to open this fall. A statement from Handel Architects, which designed the structure, says the goal was “to strike a chord of continuity with the industrial past of Potrero and the Mission and celebrate its urban, transit-oriented future.”

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Geoffrey Montes