Pacific Cannery Lofts

Frontage Road
Oakland, CA

  • Architect: David Baker and Partners
  • Contractor: Cannon Construction
  • Developer: Holliday Development
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Main entry gate
Credit: David Baker and Partners

Located at the edge of the emerging Central Station neighborhood of West Oakland, Pacific Cannery Lofts is an adaptive reuse of a historic 1919 cannery as a diverse collection of studios, flats, and loft townhouses around three open-air courts.

This large urban infill project in Oakland has four separate components: a 90,000 sq. ft. covered garage embedded behind new façade lofts, a 95,000 sq. ft. warehouse to be converted and seismically upgraded into warehouse lofts, and two freestanding residential wood-frame courtyard lofts. The existing structures had been used primarily as industrial warehouses and were subject to many years of neglect. For the seismic system, we implemented concrete shear walls in the interior and a series of vertical and battered micropiles for the foundation to compensate for site variation. 





Executed as Tipping Mar