Bank of America Tower at 450 B Street Receives TOBY Award

Downtown San Diego’s Bank of America Tower located at 450 B Street has been awarded The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award under the Renovated Building category. The TOBY competition is held in conjunction with Building Owner’s Management Association (BOMA) International and is bestowed as the highest mark of excellence for office building management. Ware Malcomb’s San Diego office provided architectural and interior design services for the renovation of a portion of the 277,351 square foot, twenty-story office tower.

The 14,916 square foot interior renovation consisted of the main ground floor lobby, elevator lobbies, elevator cabs, and common corridors for ten multi-tenant floors. A 1,120 square foot expansion of the main lobby allowed for a new glass curtainwall system that highlights the increased ceiling height, approximately 35 feet high. The tenant lobby ceilings were also raised to a height of approximately 12 feet with a lighted vault to create a sense of openness.