Work by Jeffrey Till while Design Principal at Perkins + Will
Gerding Edlen Developers
This residential tower marks the first new high rise housing in Oakland's downtown in 8 years, bringing much needed housing and activity close to jobs and cultural buzz.
The 206 market rate units are designed as a vertical neighborhood, centered on creating community both at the street level and within the tower residences. The project is targeting LEED-NC V4 Gold.
The project, due for completion in Q1 2019, opens on to 17th street, extending an existing and lively pedestrian oriented environment from BART and bus transit, anchored with a "front porch" entry and lounge space as well as a restaurant.
Working closely with Gerding Edlen developers, the project was designed to use little to no cooling, and to provide highly efficient heat and hot water from rooftop solar thermal and heat exchange systems.