February 9, 2017
For todays Epstein Throwback Thursday we take a trip back to April 1973 for the opening of the Bayhill Office Building in San Bruno, California. For this 148,000 square foot, nine-story building Epstein served as the design architect, full-service engineer and our construction group at the time, The McKinley Co., was the general contractor. The Bayhill building was the cornerstone of an 80-acre planned development that eventually included additional office buildings, a hotel and a shopping center.
The Bayhill building featured reinforced concrete with gray glass windows, tempered opaque glass spandrels, and black aluminum trim. The development also included a 30,000 square foot landscaped plaza as well as parking for 500 cars.
Shortly before the building was completed, the United States Postal Service purchased the building to serve as its new San Francisco Regional Headquarters.
Alas, this building no longer stands, having been replaced in the mid 2000s by a larger, three-building development.