City: San Francisco | Year: 2020 | Size: 1M square feet

Team: SHoP Architects, RMW, Quezada, ZGF, Huntsman, Truebeck, DPR

Photographer: Renderings Courtesy of SHoP Architects


Uber’s vision for its global headquarters was to create a city within a city, with distinct neighborhood work zones, an interior organization inspired by the urban street grid, and transparent facades to bring workers into contact with the vibrant city around them. The comprehensive sustainability strategy includes breathing facades that reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, on-site water collection and solar harvesting, and a rooftop urban farm.

The initial phase, Mission Bay 1 and 2, comprises two buildings connected by dramatic diagonal glass bridges. The expansion to Mission Bay 3 and 4 extends the campus south along Third Street to two Chase Center glass towers flanking the Golden State Warriors’ arena.