What We’re Thinking

Twitter, Mid-Market, and the Urban Tech Campus

Terry Kwik | , , , ,

Terry Kwik, Principal at RMW architecture & interiors, has spent a lot of time in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district over the past few years. That’s because Terry has been leading the design of the core and shell improvements to 1355 […]

Sustainable Laboratory Design: LBNL’s First LEED Platinum Lab

Stan Lew | , ,

When the first researchers moved into Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Building 74 in 1962, it was a fraction of the size it is today. It grew through six different increments through the 1990s. Each addition to the building was funded […]

The Alt-Shift: Today’s Workplace Strategy Listens to Differences

Claire Guest | ,

When people use the term “alternative workplace strategies,” or AWS, they’re usually referring to the confluence of office design, mobile technology, and HR policies that enables work to be done from a variety of settings outside the traditional cubicle. It’s […]

Sneak Peek: Market Square and 1 Tenth

Dean Samuels | , , ,

Last Wednesday, RMW architecture & interiors’ San Francisco studio took a hard-hat tour of Market Square and 1 Tenth. Although RMW’s design team of Terry Kwik, Steve Worthington, Ron Aguila, Tom Tessier, Joe Pirrone, Darren Barboza, and Gloria Rasmussen has […]

Greening the Workplace

Steve Stenton | ,

Sustainability has come a long way. Today, tenants in the Bay Area expect Class A office buildings to achieve some level of LEED® certification. Actually, just being LEED Certified has become kind of déclassé; LEED Silver is generally considered the […]

Beyond Twitter

Terry Kwik | , , , ,

When Twitter signed a lease with Shorenstein Properties to take over 215,000 square feet of office space at the corner of Ninth and Market Streets, it was all over the headlines: by enacting a payroll tax exemption for the area, […]

Working with Maki

James Aguila |

Early in my career, I had the honor of meeting and working on a project for Fumihiko Maki, one of the 20th century masters of modern architecture. He would go on to become a Pritzker Prize winner and AIA Gold […]

The Tilt-Up’s Time Has Come

Jeff Leonhardt | , ,

Concrete tilt-up buildings get no respect. True, there are many examples of monotonous tilt-up architecture—nearly windowless horizontal structures that seem to stretch on forever with little or no modulation. But things are changing, and the humble tilt-up is a lot […]

Problem Solving in the Field

Josie Camaclang | ,

As of this year, I’ll have been at RMW for 30 years. I still remember the first project I was assigned: the renovation of the Joseph Magnin building in San Francisco, built in 1914. Previously, I’d worked in healthcare architecture, […]