Genesis North Tower

Project Location
South San Francisco, CA

Phase 3 Real Estate

Skidmore, Owings & Merril, LLP
McFarlane Architects

Life Science, Special Projects

Concrete, Design Build, General Contracting, Self-Perform

Northern California

Swinerton Office Location
San Francisco, California

Office Building, Concurrent Tenant Improvements, Amenity Spaces, Located in Biotechnology Hub, Design-Build MEP

The Genesis North Tower project is a ground-up, 21-story, structural steel office building covered by a curved glass curtain wall skin that reflects the surrounding hills and offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, the Peninsula, and the East Bay Hills. The Core & shell was designed by SOM with Interiors designed by McFarlane Architects.

Alongside the construction of the 21-story structural steel office building, Swinerton completed the interior buildout of the first ten floors of market-ready speculative office suites. Each floor is comprised of workplace and laboratory space, focused on Life-Sciences and Pharmaceutical research. Rarely are Life-Sciences laboratory spaces constructed in a vertical setting such as this, which possess unique complexities in the proper planning and configuration of the mechanical infrastructure. Specialized lab components in each of the build-outs included fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, CO2 & LN2 systems, process piping, glasswash, autoclave, and complex HVAC/MEP requirements.

In addition to the speculative office suites, the project includes amenity spaces, meeting rooms, ground-floor retail, and a lobby. The entire second floor of the North Tower is a full-service fitness center that includes state-of-the-art equipment, a free-weight room, a yoga classroom, a reception area, and gathering space along with full restrooms, showers, and locker storage. Adjacent to the North Tower is a separate two-story steel podium building that accommodates a full-service restaurant and bar.

Utilizing the strength of Swinerton’s Self-Perform Superintendent and crews, the project schedule was accelerated to reach early TCO.