Waterfront Plaza

Public Park
San Francisco, California



Jamestown LP approached Groundworks Office with a challenge to reimagine a technology campus situated along San Francisco’s historic Embarcadero. The existing campus was outdated and reminiscent of days when water was plentiful and Kentucky Bluegrass was en vogue.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. The bench references the neighborhoods historic past and the working waterfront of the Embarcadero, rough, bulky but somehow beautiful in its pragmatic and straightforwardness.  



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