Client Spotlight

85 Bluxome, San Francisco Offices

Resilient Design


85 Bluxome is located in downtown San Francisco and is a 5-story steel frame building. The owner, Bluxome Partners, hired ZFA Structural Engineers and ZFA used SP3-Design to iteratively design their solution.


They selected a stiff 3-Bay steel frame with SidePlate® and where able to ultimately stiffen the building to reduce seismic gap and expand their leasing space, as well as to provide resilient seismic performance.


This building was the first in San Francisco to be awarded a Gold rating from the USRC, with <10% loss and a one-month estimated recovery time after a design-level event.