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MacArthur Center

Office Max Building Shell, South Shore Center, Alameda, CA

In 1998 Kathryn Shaffer was part of the team that completed the South Shore Center Office Max Building Shell in Alameda, CA as an employee of SGPA Architecture and Planning, a San Diego based firm specializing in retail marketplaces with anchor stores, a Land Use Classification defined in Alameda's 1991 General Plan for this type of undeveloped shoreline property . 

The Type V-N building was a 23,500 gross square foot shell with sales, office, storage, warehouse, and lounge areas (M occupancy).  Harsch Investment Corporation was the developer, SLS was the civil engineer, Creegan + D'Angelo was the structural engineer, and Engineered Systems the MEP. Herschman Architects was Office Depot's corporate architect.  

The focus on the project was to give the building a more human scale with landscape features and architectural detailing.

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For more on what defined the use of the property see the City of Alameda General Plan <Map>  .