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BlackRock iShares Headquarters

San Francisco, CA

BlackRock TEECOM

OverviewBlackRock TEECOM

Located in the Foundry Square Building I in San Francisco’s SOMA district, the BlackRock iShares (formerly Barclays Global Investors) headquarters encompasses 300,000 sf. From the initial design phases, BlackRock iShares staff members articulated a precise vision of their requirements, which included a highly reliable and available network and an integrated technology approach.

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BlackRock TEECOMBenefit to the Client

TEECOM designed two fully redundant technology rooms (mini data centers) with multiple levels of resiliency and back up. In the rare instance that one technology room goes down, the N+1 failover will kick in and is fully capable of supporting the entire building.

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TEECOM’S Contribution

TEECOM provided design, construction administration, and project management for telecommunications and security systems for the building. As a fully raised-floor facility, special care was taken to coordinate all under-floor cabling with other services and the air highway. TEECOM partnered with BlackRock iShares to develop the network design and determine how it would interface with other BGI facilities. The large open floor plan allowed for flexibility and seamless technology integration. This project exemplified a corporate headquarters/office building project with completely integrated technology systems.

Services Provided



Dual/Redundant Main IT Rooms; IT Infrastructure and Implementation Coordination; Dual/Redundant Riser/IDF Stack; Dual/Redundant Network Backbone; Diverse Horizontal Cabling



Access Control and Alarm Monitoring System; New Video Surveillance System

BlackRock iShares Headquarters

Location 400 Howard Street San Francisco CA, 94105

Project Type Corporate Headquarters

Project Team

Project Size

300,000 sf

Completion Date


LEED Certification



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