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Polytech Associates participated in the Thyssen Krupp Elevator Dubai Competition to create an emblematic structure that is meant to be a landmark for the modern city of Dubai. The tower is a metaphor for natural growth, and uses the naturally-occurring Fibonacci sequence as a basis for the structure. The tower is powered through a combination of bioclimactic design, sunlight, and wind. Polytech led the design process, and collaborated with global engineering firm Arup and landscape architecture firm SWA Group. The design integrated architectural, structural, and energy concepts to achieve a net-zero energy consuming tower. Project Details Client: Thyssen Krupp Design Competition Construction Cost: Not applicable (design competition)

220 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA

220 Sansome | San Francisco CA

Site plan - Initial concept


Humani is a nonprofit organization that is developing a self-sustaining community in Ethiopia. Young mothers suffering from HIV/AIDS and their children will be given medical assistance, professional training, and employment opportunities in a safe environment. A school is being incorporated into the master plan, giving the young mothers access to an education that will allow them to develop marketable skills. The organization is currently negotiating with the Ethiopian government for the 300 acres of land that will be necessary to build the compound. The plan includes small groups of buildings that will house the numerous functions within a fenced master compound. On-site utilities will be designed for conservation, with the goal of developing a net-zero community. Project Details Client/Developer: Humani, Inc. Construction Cost: To be determined Size: 300 acres

Conceptual site plan (current)

Conceptual Renderings: Farmer’s Market


Tubexa SA selected Polytech Associates to develop a series of design studies for the company’s new headquarters in Santiago, Chile. The steel tubing manufacturer provides supplies to many of the mining-related industries throughout Chile. Set against the dramatic Andes Mountains, the proposed new headquarters building will be a physical expression of Tubexa’s product. Project Details Client/Developer: Tubexa, SA Construction Cost: To be determined Size: To be determined


345 california street, watson wyatt worldwide SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Polytech Associates collaborated with OPX on the design of global human resource manager Watson Wyatt Worldwide’s San Francisco office. The two floors feature an open space plan and collaborative and individual workstations. Conference rooms featuring streaming video capabilities and work spaces for traveling employees and visitors are deployed throughout the plan. Watson Wyatt’s identity is showcased through the furniture and finishes selection, carpet patterns, and logo-based imagery. Polytech provided construction documentation and contract administration while OPX developed the overall design. Project Details Client: Watson Wyatt Worldwide Construction Cost: Confidential

chile tower Studies project CALAMA, CHILE

Polytech Associates is developing schematic design concepts for a solar collector of green energy that will provide power for a copper mining region near Calama, Chile. The collector will create clean energy, and provide high-speed transportation, helping to bring tourism to the area. Project Details Client/Developer: Confidential Construction Cost: To be determined Size: To be determined


Owner/Developer Interreal hired Polytech Associates to create schematic design concepts for an office space leased to a confidential high-tech client at 220 Sansome Street. The firm selected bright color palettes and organic shapes to complement and showcase their brand. Project Details Owner/Developer: Interreal Construction Cost: Confidental Size: 3,200 sf


lobby, floor one


Polytech Associates is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm in San Francisco, CA. At the expiration of their lease in 2011, the firm’s leadership determined that a larger office was necessary in order to support the firm’s growing project load. Polytech created a series of test-fits for each space under consideration, identifying the 17th Floor at 235 Pine Street as the candidate that would provide the space needed currently, and would allow the firm to continue to grow its staff over the next ten years. Polytech’s design staff developed the interior architecture and interior design program for the approximately 7,800 sf tenant improvement program. Project Details Client: Polytech Associates Inc. Construction Cost: Confidential Size: 7,800 sf

FOR MORE INFORMATION Polytech Associates Inc. 235 Pine Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Mehrnoush Arsanjani, AIA Managing Principal

Richard J. Graziano, Associate AIA Principal

Lloyd A. Bush, CID, LEED AP Principal/Director of Interior Design

T 415 397 3117 F 415 397 1517

Carl A. Scholz Principal/Architect

Robert J. Schafgans Principal/Director of Information Technology

Marielle Neri Director of Business Development

Photography: pmstructure photography

Renderings: Polytech Associates

Design Portfolio  

Design portfolio for Polytech Architects