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

IIDA Honor Awards 2016

We Couldn't do What we do Without You.

It’s an honor to work with diverse partners whose creative vision and commitment to design are rewarded in projects of all sizes. Whether small, medium, large, people’s choice or the coveted best of show, it’s even better to see these teams recognized for their attention to detail, innovation and the hundreds of unseen decisions that … Continue reading IIDA Honor Awards 2016


May 31, 2016

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

Office Death Match

I think we have to call this one a draw! We loved working as the general contractor on both projects. Acxiom & Invuity are unique and stunning in their own rights – we couldn’t have been happier with the results! Check out page 70 of their online edition.


June 26, 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

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