Mission Bay Office Building

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This office is located in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco, an area that was recenly home to warehouses, a cement factory and vacant lots. Now rapidly developing, Mission Bay is now home to a new campus of the University of California San Francisco, biotechnology firms, research centers, office buildings and high-density residential developments. For the wall treatments in the lobby, flat grain amber bamboo plywood was used to provide create a rich and handsome hue. To give the panels more definition, the architects etched grooves into the face of the panels at six-inch intervals. Stainless steel horizontal reliefs were integrated to create added interest and make room for the panels to expand and contract as needed.

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San Francisco, California
Cheng Partners/Stantec
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Flat Grain Bamboo Plywood


1/2” x 48” x 96” - 19mm x 1219mm x 2438mm (*mm tolerance ± .5mm thickness)


Three-ply, cross core construction.

Working with Plyboo:

A work sheet is provided with each panel containing useful tips and information and is also available on our website at www.plyboo.com/downloads

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability:

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.07% / Perpendicular -0.09%)
  • Thickness Swell: -0.39%
  • Screw Hold (face /back /edge 1/edge 2):
  • 1,009 lbs. / 681 lbs. / 361 lbs. / 670 lbs. average

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

6-9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass