Uber Uptown Station

Bradac Co was an integral part of the team evaluating expansion options that ultimately led to Uber selecting Uptown Station in Oakland. The East Bay real estate market was ignited when Uber purchased the decommissioned Sears building from Lane Partners, who had already begun the process of transforming the old department store into a mixed-use office and retail building.

Formerly the beloved flagship store for Capwell’s, built in 1929, Uptown Station is a highly complex, publicly visible project with many interested stakeholders. Bradac Co is helping to manage the project, with multiple architects and two general contractors, to make sure that the building design and construction are delivered to Uber’s aesthetic and budgetary requirements.

The building underwent several alterations over the years; including the integration of a Bart transit stop and a seismic retrofit following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that encapsulated the exterior of the structure in concrete. The scope of the project involves a complete renovation of the core and shell of the existing structure with an overlapping office tenant improvement project for Uber to occupy the 7-story building. In addition, the ground floor will contain retail spaces and a re-opened Bart entrance, inviting the public into the building and contributing to the revitalization of uptown Oakland.

City: Oakland, CA
Year: 2017
Size: 460,000 square feet
Team: Assembly, SHoP Architects, MBH Architects, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Gensler, Vance Brown Builders, Truebeck Construction
Photographer: Varies