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Confidential Investment Firm

CompanyMark Cavagnero Associates and The Wiseman Group
Lead DesignersMark Cavagnero
Design TeamMark Cavagnero, Kang Kiang, Federica Carrara, Grant Weaver, Amy Chang, Andrew Doyle, Beth Olson, Michael Echavarria, Paul Wiseman, James Hunter
Project LocationSan Francisco, CA
ClientConfidential Investment Firm
CreditsPhotos: Matthew Millman
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Commercial
Entry Description

Unobstructed panoramic views are a defining feature of the new headquarters of this well-established San Francisco investment firm. Situated on two floors at the top of the city’s growing skyline, views of sun and sky are set against a timeless palette of natural materials and sculptural furnishings.
Guests are welcomed through a lobby wrapped in a ribbon of custom white oak wood slats set against a Calacatta marble floor and reception desk. The central stair connects the main lobby to the upper floor forming the lynch pin of the project and primary point of circulation.


With clarity in form and function, and roots in their surroundings, Mark Cavagnero’s projects mirror and honor their communities. Since the firms founding in San Francisco in 1993, Mark Cavagnero has built the practice on flexible design, simple solutions, and a palette of elemental materials of glass, concrete, and wood. The firm’s consistent consideration of each project’s context has garnered clients’ trust, and has allowed the firm to drop architectural gems throughout the city of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area that tie their communities together.

Awards and Prize

2017- Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #2 in Business

2016- Architect- The Architect 50: Top Design Firms in the Nation

2015- AIA California Council: Maybeck Award

Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #23 in Design

2014- Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #8 in Design, #10 Overall in the Nation

2013 - Architect- The Architect 50:Ranked #29 Overall in the Nation

San Francisco Business Times: Top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms

2012- AIA California Council: 2012 Firm Award

Architect- The Architect 50: Ranked #16 in Design, #19 Overall in the Nation