Larkin Street Substation Expansion

An expansion to the original 1962 substation structure, PG&E’s first net-zero switchgear building has been constructed at the project site in San Francisco’s Uptown Tenderloin Historic District. The addition includes one above-grade story, as well as a basement, which houses electrical equipment, storage, and support space. The project also includes a green wall and rooftop solar panels. BKF provided civil engineering design services and surveying for concept design through construction on the project, including utility locating, assistance with site fence replacement, stormwater management, topographic survey, and record boundary survey.

  • 12,200 sq. ft.
  • Two-story addition, one above grade and one below grade
  • Rooftop solar panels
  • Net-Zero certified, International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI Zero Energy Building Certification of the Living Building Challenge
  • 2020 AIA San Francisco Merit Award – Architecture
  • 2020 Architects Newspaper Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention – Infrastructure

  • Award-Winning Core Team:
    Owner: PG&E
    General Contractor: Plant Construction Company LP
    Architect: TEF Design
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