Construction where it counts: Sean in Bolivia

A Different Kind of Project.

Experiencing San Francisco’s booming economy every day, it’s easy to forget that millions of people on our planet struggle with some of life’s most basic necessities. So when our own Sean Puterbaugh came to us with a request for time off, to help build an educational facility for an international training center, for rural leaders … Continue reading Construction where it counts: Sean in Bolivia


PBI Teams Up With Larkin Street Youth Services

Principal Builders & Perkins+Will Help LSYS' Space Meet Their Wishes

“We were really motivated to work with Perkins+Will on the Larkin Street Youth Services based on LSYS’ holistic youth program. LSYS doesn’t stop at providing a bed to sleep in – they assist with reengaging their youth into education and employment programs while nurturing their health and wellness via an in-house medical clinic. Further into project … Continue reading PBI Teams Up With Larkin Street Youth Services


November 28, 2017

It’s Good to be Loved

The Right Kind of Busy

One thing that’s true of Principal Builders is that we love being the right kind of busy. And lately we’ve gotten just what we’ve asked for with an incredible group of customers who are as bold, brave and progressive as we could hope for.


August 27, 2015

NetSuite: Principal Builders Revamps HQ

The Project NetSuite, a worldwide leading provider of cloud based business management software, helps companies manage their core business processes. Having worked with the company ten years ago, when they were in high growth mode, we were excited to see their evolution and to be selected to revamp the corporate headquarters. Principal Builders was brought … Continue reading NetSuite: Principal Builders Revamps HQ


AppDirect’s Growth Calls for Office Expansion

AppDirect, a leading cloud service marketplace and management platform, reaches 20 million businesses worldwide. Principal Builders, Brereton Architects and Thornton Tomasetti partnered to deliver an additional 14,000 square feet for the rapidly growing company; as well as, an interconnecting stair to join the two floors they now call home at 650 California Street in San Francisco.


December 8, 2014

2014 IIDA Pioneers in Design

For the third year in a row, Principal Builders will sponsor the IIDA Pioneers in Design event. This event is a great way to not only connect with others within the AEC community, but also hear from a distinguished group of panelist about their experience working within the interior design community, and how they carved out a career for themselves within the Bay Area. Pioneers in Design will be held at SF Jazz on July 15, 2014.


Meet the New Faces at Principal Builders

Principal Builders has been growing in the last few months. We have welcomed some awesome new members to the Principal Builders team and wanted to introduce you to them. From left to right: Theo Skinner     Project Manager Chiara DeJoy Project Coordinator Mollie McClernan Project Coordinator Debbie Gibson Project Manager Brian Hull Superintendent Kristen … Continue reading Meet the New Faces at Principal Builders


Uber HQ has Arrived at its New Destination

Principal Builders, working with architecture firm Studio O + A, has just wrapped on building a new 90,000 SF space for Uber, the 4-year old San Francisco technology company whose app connects riders with driver partners across 130 cities worldwide. Uber’s vision for its new headquarters was unequivocal-give employees the same exceptional and seamless experience that Uber riders enjoy.


Principal Builders presents IIDA Honors Awards 2014

This year marks the 10th annual IIDA honor awards. Principal Builders is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the awards ceremony this year at Fox Theater in Oakland. Last year the 2013 Honor Awards connected over 500 attendees from our community of Design, Architecture, and Building. As a program established to honor creative … Continue reading Principal Builders presents IIDA Honors Awards 2014


January 31, 2014

Splash Swim School

Adapted by ELS from a 1920s-era auto shop, Splash Swim School features a shallow warm water pool, showers, changing rooms and a parent-viewing area, all in support of Splash’s mission to teach young children about health, exercise, self-confidence and swimming.


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