China Basin
Wharfside Building

San Francisco, California

Size: 575,000 Square Feet

MHP Services: Seismic Evaluation

The Wharfside Building in the China Basin district of San Francisco is a six-story concrete building over subterranean parking, constructed in 1922. The building encloses approximately 575,000 square feet.  MHP has worked for the building owner in several phases to evaluate seismic risk and determine if seismic retrofit of the building is necessary and appropriate. MHP has completed detailed three-dimensional computer modeling to evaluate seismic performance and developed various conceptual seismic strengthening options for the building owners to consider. MHP is currently working with the owners in a review/advisory capacity as part of a design team that is looking at a potential renovation of the building, including seismic upgrades. Conceptual strengthening plans with numerous architectural and space enhancements are being developed for consideration.