SF Environment

San Francisco, California | interiors & workplace, technology & corporate

A city department that promotes a bright, sustainable future deserves a bright, sustainable space.

The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) promotes sustainable programs and policies for the City and County of San Francisco. A move to new offices at 1455 Market Street provided the opportunity to put the Department’s mission into practice. RMW worked with project stakeholders to develop a program and design for the 24,000 sf space that supports the staff’s diverse work styles. A core of private offices and common areas is surrounded by open offices. This arrangement allows access to daylight while drawing staff into the center for interaction. The EcoCenter, a multipurpose reception area, serves as a demonstration of sustainable materials and energy efficient design. The lobby also features a gallery space for rotating artwork from the San Francisco Recology Artist-in-Residence Program. The project achieved LEED Platinum certification.


Quick Facts

The aqua blue tile backsplash featured in the central break-out space is made from reclaimed porcelain. In other words: recycled toilets!

Wood panels in the elevator lobby, EcoCenter, and central common areas are made out of reclaimed gym bleachers.

Award: SF Environment received the 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Award, Best Sustainable Built Environment.