Gerry Tierney

AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, San Francisco

Gerry grew up next to the water just south of Dublin, Ireland. He seemed destined to become an architect—his father, brother, and cousin all were—but he very nearly chose another path. On the eve of the deadline to accept an offer from the Merchant Marine, he made a last-minute decision to accept an offer from architecture school, instead. Destiny, in turned out, had called. And so began Gerry’s lifelong journey into the world of design.

Today, Jerry focuses on urban place-making. As Co-Director of our Mobility Lab, which studies the impacts of evolving urban mobility on the public realm, Gerry has developed a passion for applying design thinking to the future of transportation. He’s a self-proclaimed “conference junkie,” participating in panels and workshops on urban mobility whenever he can, and regularly signing up to hear others speak on the subject.

Bay Area Metro Center
The new address (375 Beale Street) pays tribute to Senate Bill 375, landmark 2008 state legislation that charted a path toward sustainability and dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"Great and enduring architecture responds to, and is a product of, its place."
Curran Theatre
Gerry and team returned the auditorium interior to its former glory, with refurbished seats, new carpeting, and both refurbished historic and modernized lighting.
We partnered with Lyft and Nelson\Nygaard to imagine a future version of LA's famous Wilshire Boulevard—one that supports multiple modes of sustainable transportation.
The advent of autonomous technology has led some to predict that by 2030, 95% of all miles driven will be served by shared, autonomous vehicles.

Gerry's Featured Work

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Mission Rock
San Francisco, California
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Bay Area Metro Center
San Francisco, California