Project of the month
Strategic regional planning principles, which lead to true sustainability, are at the heart of DIAP’s thinking. Inspired by local geography, history, and culture, DIAP uses a contextual approach to design site-specific plans which are integrated with the surrounding environment.
In the SoMa (South of Market) area, this mixed-use loft building is integrated with surrounding historic warehouses. The lively neighborhood and location across the street from the San Francisco Caltrain Station (San Francisco 4th and King Street, 4th and King, previously 4th & Townsend) are ideal for a diverse mixture of uses.
These site-specific designs are based on creative concepts for the best possible uses for an area. DIAP's designs have resulted in vibrant neighborhoods that have stood the test of time over decades and continue to be strong economic and cultural centers.
The idea of combining occupancies has been proven successful in towns and cities for thousands of years. Along with the benefits of sustainability, vibrancy, and 24-hour land use, mixed-use buildings spread market risk across multiple sectors and contribute to the high development value.