The building at 5418 College Avenue was home to a family owned garment business for over 50 years. It is 7,275 square feet in footprint on an 8,245 square foot lot near the corner of College and Manila Avenues in Oakland’s Rockridge neighbrhood. The existing structure was a one story combination of masonry and wood frame construction.
This project preserved and rehabilitated the existing structure for retail usage and redesigned the building facades. The two major design elements of the project were a new awning and a system of sliding windows.