The Gate - San Leandro

The Gate - San Leandro

A former 300,000 SF auto production plant was converted into individual makerspaces to accommodate tenants who range from woodworkers to brewmasters to drone fabricators to VR modeling. As a tenant amenity, MacCracken Architects was engaged to revise an 18,000 SF open space in the center of the floor plan to provide a common area for tenant interaction, client meetings and an escape from the individual tenant spaces. Amenities include a raised assembly area for facility wide presentations, a break room and cafe area, and private and semi-private meeting areas that can be reserved. The design revolves around raised platforms and drop ceilings, each providing a different level of privacy, culminating with a shared cafe space. Welded raw steel planters surround more intimate spaces, and raised geometric meeting areas with ample display space surround the perimeter.

Key Materials:

Wood slat suspended ceiling
Sealed white oak plank
Welded hot rolled steel
Perforated aluminum
Acrylic panels
Cement tiles

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 DESIGN TEAM:  Stephen MacCracken (Principal)  Daniel Robinson (Principal)  Kurt Fausset (Designer)  Emmanuelle Brien (Designer)  Kris Kelly (Designer)    PHOTOGRAPHY:  Rien Van Rijthoven    CONTRACTOR:  Rod Heisler Construction    CONSULTANTS:  Amit Wadhwa & Associates MEP, Murphy Burr Curry Structural Engineers

DESIGN TEAM:

Stephen MacCracken (Principal)

Daniel Robinson (Principal)

Kurt Fausset (Designer)

Emmanuelle Brien (Designer)

Kris Kelly (Designer)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Rien Van Rijthoven

CONTRACTOR:

Rod Heisler Construction

CONSULTANTS:

Amit Wadhwa & Associates MEP, Murphy Burr Curry Structural Engineers