WATERFRONT PLAZA

WATERFRONT PLAZA

San Francisco, CA

 

Jamestown LP approached Groundworks Office with a challange to reimagine their corporate campus situated along San Francisco's historic Embarcadero.  The existing campus is outdated and reminiscent of days when water was plentiful and Kentucky Bluegrass was en vogue.  Our approach was two-fold, make spaces for people and deepen the sites potential ecology.  For Phase 1 of the project we introduced a entirely new planting palette to the campus, using drought tolerant and native plantings we reduced water consumption and maintenance cost dramatically of the project.  In Phase 2 of the project we set about designing two peacemaking nodes for the campus.  Each node received a custom designed bench, constructed of Western Red Cedar and Cor-Ten Steel.  These two materials reference the sites manufacturing and nautical past, built with robust and sturdy aesthetic they will withstand the site's harsh marine climate.  



CLIENT

Jamestown LP

CONTRACTOR

Kyle Minor Design - Bench Fabricator

Guchina - Landscape Contractor