Surrounding San Francisco

E Leahy

ARCH 510, Fall 2010

Waterfront revitalization projects have become a cliché of post-industrial re-urbanization as cities around the world transform formerly industrialized waterfronts into public parks, promenades, commercial and residential developments, and other people-friendly environments. Areas that were once the ugly backsides of cities have become aestheticized public edges. Surrounding SF investigated this phenomenon and proposed alternative responses using the Port of San Francisco as a case study. The studio was tasked to develop a bold vision that provided public access to the water while maintaining the working waterfront. Students also considered other potential uses critical issues such as sea level rise.