Piers 1½, 3 and 5

Renovation of Piers 1½, 3 and 5 was made possible after adoption of the Waterfront Land Use Plan by the Port Commission in 1997. As an historic preservation tax credit project, the design goal was to reconnect the city with its maritime uses after demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway. Pedestrian paths were created between the Beaux-Arts inspired bulkhead buildings, and structural reinforcement of the dilapidated piers was engineered via new pilings and steel moment frames in non-contributing historic spaces. The strong pedestrian link from the recently renovated Ferry Building now allows visitors to walk to Pier 7 and experience the waterfront at Piers 1½ and 3 via the new Port Walk. 40,000 SF of open public space with a public History Walk has been created with 70,000 RSF of private sector space for office, restaurant and retail uses.

2012 February DDC Journal
2010 March SF Sentinel
2010 Urban Land Institute for Excellence Nomination
2009 January San Francisco Business Times
2009 SF Beautiful Award
2007 Preservation Design Award
2006 SF Business Times Deal of the Year for Best Historic Preservation Project
2006 November SF Gate
2005 September SF Gate
2003 May SF Gate
2003 May San Francisco Business Times

Photographic Credit: A.G. Photography

Completed as Principals at Hannum Associates