San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) March 04, 2013 -- Zum LLC, a 3D rendering company with offices in San Francisco and New York, recently completed the first phase of a project that could create the largest office space development in the Bay Area.
The company was hired by Shorenstein, a real estate development firm with properties throughout the country to help create images for the developing Oyster Point Business Park project. The project, which would be built on a site in South San Francisco, would be more than 2.5 million square feet total, which would make it the largest office space in the area.
South San Francisco is known as the "Birthplace of Biotechnology" and is home to some of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. Biotech has grown steadily in South San Francisco with over 72 biotech firms in a 2-square-mile industrial zone including Genentech, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Cell Genesys, Theravance, Cytokinetics, and Rigel. Also in the area are numerous hotels, restaurants, eateries, consumer and business services.
ZUM recently completed all of the 3D architectural renderings for the project, including interior, exterior and aerial designs. These renderings will be shown to potential architects, investors and tenants. Through aerial photography and static images, the team at Zum was able to showcase the full scope of the project, and envision its potential, both inside and out.
"We were given a relatively blank canvas to work with, which meant that we were really able to use our creativity on this project," says Zum co-founder Michael Semmen. "We're hoping that area companies use our images to see the potential of this site, and decide to move their businesses and office space."
Creating these 3D models has also helped Shorenstein cut costs at this phase of the project. As the project continues, the developers will be able to reuse these models for a variety of purposes.
Although only in the initial stages of development, the Oyster Point Business Park project has the potential to revolutionize the South San Francisco area.
"It could be a real game changer for the area," says Wendy Cohn, co-founder of Zum. "South San Francisco is still a developing area, and to have an office space of this magnitude in the area would be huge."