Gallery: HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s Firs...

Rundown, abandoned buildings are the ruin of urban neighborhoods. Standing empty for too long, these buildings often fall into disrepair, inviting unsavory pests of all shapes and sizes to set up residence within. Instead of avoiding the former Arc Light Company building HKS Architects Inc. decided to embrace its size and potential. Working together with Ian Birchall and Associates, as well as Martin Building Company, the building's owner, HKS transformed the vacant 19th century electric company warehouse into a stunning collection of eco-friendly lofts that seem right at home in San Francisco's emerging South Beach neighborhood.

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