McGuire and Hester
Location: Alameda, CA
Type: Corporate Office
Located on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, McGuire and Hester’s new two-story headquarters has spectacular, sweeping views from almost any angle. The 23,000 SF office is the result of a collaboration with the 100 percent employee-owned, heavy construction and civil engineering company.
The two-toned, masonry and steel building with copper accents is punctuated with large windows and articulated aluminum sunshades that create rhythm in the horizontal mass. A nearly 40-foot high, steel and glass storefront at the entry and opposite bay side is topped with a butterfly roof and vertical grain Douglas fir soffit. The custom steel and wood stair, steel bowstring truss bridge, exposed concrete and wood welcome guests and employees. The large kitchen area opens fully to the outdoor patio complete with a fire pit, grill and bocce court to host gatherings.