2001 Broadway, LLC

Site Area

11,000 sf

Built Area

74,000 sf

Number of Units

41 Live-Work Condominiums  & retail  space

Project Value

$20 million

Design Features

  • Transit oriented location: literally on top of a BART station
  • Courtyard provides opportunities for informal interaction
  • Mixed use building generates activity at all hours
  • Preserves landmark building’s art deco terra cotta exterior

Live-Work in an  Art Deco Landmark above a BART Station

This re-use and rehabilitation of an abandoned Oakland icon, the landmark Art-Deco I. Magnin department store was designed as a mixed-use community at a transit node, and includes retail/commercial space on the first floor, a central courtyard and 41 units of live-work space on the upper three floors. Located above a BART station, I. Magnin Lofts was specifically designed to attract both street level traffic and a sizeable number of new residents. With the exception of the restoration of the storefront windows to more resemble their original size and proportion, the original green terra-cotta tile facade is preserved intact. The design of I. Magnin Lofts was a joint venture between Thomas Dolan Architecture and Rossington Architecture.

Project Type: Live-Work Renovations / Transit-Oriented Urban Infill

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