Vanguard Properties is a real-estate company based in San Francisco.  They entrusted Charles de Lisle architects with the task of transforming the neoclassical Crocker Bank which is located in the heart of San Francisco.  The bank was built in 1913, and so the architects sought to intermix old and new with spectacular effect. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this office is what was originally the main vault of the bank, now converted into a dining room with almost theatrical characteristics.  The entry also features a towering 12ft steel desk, framed by custom fabric and bound to a 14ft freestanding wall.

[Pictures via Charles de Lisle Architects]

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