At 1900 Broadway, brick gives new life to a long-ignored stretch of Broadway by replacing a one-story retail building and abandoned parking lot and renovating a historic building that hadn’t been occupied for decades.

The 36-story residential tower design by brick provides 451 market-rate apartments and includes the renovation and adaptive reuse of the adjacent historic Tapscott Building.

1900 Broadway Oakland High-rise apartment building exterior design by brick-inc

The project is a high-rise tower which sits atop a five story historic structure which serves as the building’s podium. The historically significant Tapscott Building—vacant and idle for years—sets the architectural tone for materials and window patterns in the new building.

A 20-foot-wide courtyard and living wall separates the Tapscott Building from the new tower, while a six-level parking structure is positioned out of view from Broadway foot traffic.

1900 Broadway Oakland apartment building street view - design by brick-inc
1900 Broadway Oakland High-rise apartment building aerial view - design by brick-inc
The existing building’s roof contains amenities such as an outdoor garden, deck, and swimming pool.
Civil Engineering: Sandis