Date and Time:

July 17, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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220 Park Road
Burlingame CA 94010

220 Park Road – Preserving History in the New Urban Scene

To highlight the importance of Preservation in Architecture and Urban Development,  AIA San Mateo County is hosting a building tour and presentation of the 220 Park Road project in downtown Burlingame.

Burlingame’s historic post office was designed by architect Ulysses Floyd Rible in a Spanish eclectic style with art deco elements and constructed from 1941 to 1942 during the New Deal era. The “new” mixed-use office development included the restoration and reactivation of portions of the historic post office building. The 1,010-ton, 1940s-era post office had been temporarily relocated to facilitate construction on a two-level underground garage.

The integration prepares the historic building to be transformed into restaurant space at the base of the six-story new office building with ground floor retail spaces. This 98-foot tall project contains 325,000 square feet of floor area, with 168,000 square feet of office space, 17,000 square feet for public retail, and 140,000 square feet for the 275-car garage. The parking garage will be open to the public on weekends and weekday evenings.

The project is a joint venture between Dostart Development Company (DDC) and Sares Regis Group of Northern California. KSH Architects is responsible for the design and planning of the project. The design takes inspiration from some of Burlingame’s older brick buildings and the historic United States Post Office, which is being adaptively reused for the new development.

The building’s exterior is being wrapped with brick veneer, stone tile, and white cast concrete panels. The contemporary style complemented its neighbors by using some traditional vernacular, mainly with the facade material and an orderly balance of the exterior geometry.


This event is free but please Register.
LUs pending
Image Credit: SFYIMBY

Parking, meeting place and other instructions will be sent prior to the event to those who register.

In addition to the presentation and tour, we will be presenting our the 2024 AIASMC Accredited Architecture Scholarship  to Ben Sacco who is a 4th year student at Cal Poly and currently attending CSU International Program in Florance, Italy.    Crystal Flores-Jaimes will recieve the 2024 AIASMC Community College Architecture Scholarship where she completed 2 years at the College of San Mateo and is on her way to Berkeley in the fall.

This is the AIA Component Matching Scholarship Grant Program. As a local AIA component, AIASMC matches the additional grant support received from AIA National.  The grant is to reinforce the role AIA has in preparing the next generation of architects.