The small footprint of the historic Pier 5 restaurant called for the licensed outside area outside to become a temporary, fully utilized dining space throughout the year. To meet the requirements of BCDC, the Port of San Francisco, WDAC, and SHPO, the outdoor tent structure had to be visually transparent and historically compatible with the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for rehabilitation. The breathing fabric tent tethered to galvanized light weight steel utilizes green house passive heating. It is conditioned by radiant hydronic heating under the reclaimed wood banquettes. The roll-up screens allow cross ventilation and clear views of the Bay and Embarcadero on warm summer days in San Francisco.

2011 SF Business Times Deal of the Year for Best New Restaurant

Photographic Credit: A.G. Photography