San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
LDA Architects (Executive Architect)
Located in downtown San Francisco on the roof of the existing Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Gardens includes a carousel, a childcare center, a bowling alley, a restaurant, an ice skating rink and an interactive museum for children and families. The facilities are arranged around a children’s garden designed by M. Paul Freidburg and Partners. The project was designed in an intense public process involving community interest groups and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Our services included programming, master planning, architectural and interior design. We collaborated with LDA Architects of San Francisco to document and administer construction of the project. The architectural design creates a distinctive identity for each of the project components while tying the whole project into the circulation system of the surrounding blocks. The Yerba Buena redevelopment, of which this project is a part has been awarded the Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Excellence.