One Kearny Club San Francisco, Interior Architecture, Architect, Project, Boardroom Design

One Kearny Club : San Francisco Interior

San Francisco Executive Suite, CA design by Page & Turnbull, USA

Aug 12, 2013

One Kearny Club San Francisco

Location: One Kearny building

Design: Page & Turnbull


One Kearny Club

San Francisco, CA (October 18, 2012) – Page & Turnbull, California’s leading architecture and historic preservation firm with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, is pleased to unveil its newest project, the One Kearny Club.

One Kearny Club San Francisco interior design
photo © Matthew Millman

Located on the eleventh floor of San Francisco’s historic and newly renovated One Kearny building, the 6,400-square-foot One Kearny Club houses an executive business center, conference facility, and commercial kitchen. Originally part of the 1902 Mutual Savings Bank, the One Kearny was one of the few buildings in downtown San Francisco that remained intact during the earthquake and fire of 1906.

Page & Turnbull has collaborated with the building owner and with bmod Interior Design in modernizing and revitalizing the space while protecting the rich historical fabric of the existing environment. A series of exposed vertical trusses that rise from floor to ceiling and reflect the building’s mansard roof configuration distinguish the One Kearny Club.

New ceiling slots provide a visual alignment from one truss to the next, while concealing lighting, mechanical and AV systems. By exposing the steel trusses, the design displays and recognizes the overall steelframe construction, which was a revolutionary structural system for its time.

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photos © Matthew Millman

Similar to the approach of architect Charles F. Bloszies, who merged the styles of two buildings in a new addition, the interior architecture of the One Kearny Club is sympathetic to the styles of both the original building built in 1902 and the Charles Moore annex built in 1964. While the original drawings for the building did not survive to give a clear indication of the initial treatment of the space, it is assumed that the eleventh floor was part of the attic or storage area, where structural members would typically remain unfinished.

In keeping with this treatment, the dark, charcoal colored steel trusses—an homage to the building’s exterior dark bronze accent—are a striking contrast to the clean white ceiling plane and smooth finished walls. The floors are end grain Douglas fir, a tribute to historic industrial buildings. The design team made an effort to create a contrast between the historic shell of the building and the interior design by incorporating contemporary finishes and fixtures, while keeping the geometry of the space simple and clean.

Flexible and reconfigurable furnishings supplied by Herman Miller/Geiger allow the space to change as needed for special events, gatherings and parties. A grayscale collection of contemporary sofas with bright accents from Maharam is further paired with other classic pieces, including Eames walnut stools and grey leather aluminum group chairs, Nelson coconut chairs and tables, and classic Ward Bennett Sled chairs, tables and credenzas. A collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphies, displayed in the entry to the Club, are by the late Chinese artist Fang Zhaoling.


Established in 1973, Page & Turnbull was one of the first architecture firms in California to dedicate its practice to historic preservation, and is known for creative integration of new design into historic buildings. The firm includes licensed architects, designers and historians, conservators and planners. All of them meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards. Page & Turnbull has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Website:

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Address: 1 Kearny St. San Francisco, CA 94104

Location: 1 Kearny Street, San Francisco, North California, USA

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