Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Our team is providing implementation planning and urban design services for the 1480-acre Presidio of San Francisco, home to an unparalleled collection of natural and cultural resources. The Presidio’s 220-year history of continuous use as a military post under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States left a distinctive collection of historic buildings and landscapes in a place of breathtaking beauty. The Presidio Trust hired us to carry out the intensive site analysis, assessment, study, master planning and design necessary to realize the overall goals for the Presidio. We also completed the adaptive reuse of the Public Health Services Hospital.
Our work has ranged from the creation of planning and design guidelines for individual development areas to the development of coordinated park-wide initiatives in areas such as trails planning, transportation management and lighting. Models for sustainability have been tested at all scales of analysis and operations. The result is a dynamic new community and a vital urban national park that preserves and reveals its history while demonstrating leadership for the future.