501 Second Street was built in 1925 and spent its early life as a warehouse. The property underwent a complete renovation in the 1980s, including a seismic upgrade and the addition of three floors and a terrace. Today, the seven-story building on the Second Street Corridor is a distinctive structure of San Francisco’s revitalized, rapidly expanding SOMA district, and one of the prime office spaces in the area.
ARG Conservation Services was retained to assess concrete deterioration and manage repair of the decorative green architectural features of the façade, ensuring that conservation work matched the unique surface profile and texture. The repairs re-established an integrated visual aesthetic and deter further deterioration.