Blue Barn Warehouse


Oakland, California

The original Blue Barn warehouse building served as the construction staging facility during the construction of the Bay Bridge in the early 1930s.
Renderings of the Blue Barn in Oakland CaliforniaRenderings of the Blue Barn in Oakland California
DB+A’s design concept included saving the existing Blue Barn structure and creating a new 3-story 23,000 SF building to serve as the new Silverado Contractors’ Headquarters. Project goals included preserving Blue Barn’s original structure and designing an adjacent office to serve as a new creative work environment for the expanding company. DB+A’s scope of work included site planning and developing multiple building design concepts that featured a subterranean parking facility, an on-site gym, flexible workspaces for large projects, private office spaces, and large second-story exterior balconies.