Filbert Street Live-Work Lofts

  • ArchitectSavidge Warren + Fillinger
  • Completion Date1992
  • ContractorKent Crowley
  • Lead DesignerTimothy Rempel
  • Size30,000 SF

This project involved the renovation of, and addition to, an existing historic brick and wood frame warehouse / factory complex in West Oakland, to accommodate 15 new live/work artist’s studios. The challenge consisted of utilizing the existing building structure, character, and materials, to create flexible spaces, while allowing for repetitive modules for cost efficiency. The existing masonry buildings required extensive seismic and cosmetic upgrades. Interior design combined industrial detailing with warm craftsman aesthetic, re-using and re-cycling as much as possible of the existing materials in their native, unvarnished state, to create interesting, non-toxic, and livable spaces.