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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Architecture & Urban Design
In addition to its work on the Parkmerced masterplan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed the two towers located at the intersection of Brotherhood Way and Junipero Serra Boulevard, comprising 313 apartment homes. SOM has led the international field of architecture for 70 years and has created some of the world’s most iconic and innovative buildings. It is the only firm to have won the American Institute of Architect’s Firm of the Year Award twice. An interdisciplinary firm, SOM takes a holistic approach to architecture whereby engineering and design are integrated from conception through implementation. SOM’s buildings respond to and improve their surroundings, adhere to the highest standards of building efficiency and enhance the quality of life of their occupants. Along with designing over 50 buildings in San Francisco, the SOM San Francisco office has worked on Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, One World Trade Center in New York City, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Fougeron Architecture is designing the first building to break ground at Parkmerced – a four-story, 64-unit residential building overlooking Lake Merced. The firm is nationally recognized for work that exhibits a strong commitment to clarity of thought, design integrity and quality of architectural detail. The firm’s decidedly modernist attitude is the result of founder Anne Fougeron’s vision to create a practice dedicated to finding the perfect alignment between architectural idea and built form. Contrary to most traditional practices, Fougeron Architecture does not separate between the design and production parts of the work process. Rather, the firm believes that the process of design and innovation must continue through all phases of design and construction. Residential projects in San Francisco include 400 Grove, Octavia Court, and the towers at Transbay Blocks 8 and 9.
BKF Engineers is leading the charge in designing the allocation and reallocation of utilities, realignment of private and public streets, as well as separating the combined sewer system at Parkmerced to allow for stormwater to return to the aquifer. A leading civil engineering firm with nine offices and over 220 staff members in Northern California, BKF has provided civil engineering, surveying and land-planning services for land owners, architects, colleges and universities, cities and counties, and private institutions since 1915. Services include site design and engineering, development feasibility studies, traffic engineering, utilities master planning, cost estimating, contract administration services, construction inspection, and surveying services on projects such as the Salesforce Tower and Treasure Island in San Francisco, Intuit Campus in Mountain View and Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) in Petaluma, California.
Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning is the lead architect for our 299-unit building at 1208 Junipero Serra Boulevard. Founded in 1980 by Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, and Denis Henmi, FAIA, Kwan Henmi is dedicated to providing high-quality architecture, interior design and planning services. Firmly rooted in San Francisco with projects primarily in the Bay Area, Kwan Henmi is thoroughly experienced in the complex and nuanced San Francisco planning and approvals process. Specializing in educational, housing, civic, transportation and commercial buildings, the firm’s more notable projects include the Moscone Center West, multiple MUNI and BART stations, as well as the Marlow, Vida and Arterra high-rise residential towers, all located in San Francisco.
PAE has engineered a design that will allow for the addition of 7,200 homes at Parkmerced without using any more energy or potable water, or creating additional waste water. With people and nature as driving forces, PAE designs high-performing buildings that keep people comfortable, healthy and productive inside, while restoring the natural world outside. Since inception, PAE has been on a mission to design the highest-performing buildings possible, striving to introduce passive-design strategies that reduce operational and maintenance costs by way of sustainable engineering. Innovative projects include Seattle’s Bullitt Center, which is the world’s greenest commercial building, and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, which is seeking to go beyond Net-Zero Energy.
PWP Landscape Architecture is breathing new life into the landscape of Parkmerced. As the lead landscape architects for the future of Parkmerced, PWP has integrated grading, planting and stormwater-management strategies to create a landscape system that requires less water, energy and effort to maintain. For nearly 30 years, PWP has developed a tradition of design practice that responds to and influences its environment, producing landscape architecture of the highest caliber. PWP’s design process combines knowledge of history and tradition with fluency in contemporary landscape debate. To address the challenges of each project, PWP draws on extensive experience in some of the world’s most politically and physically complex environments. Examples include the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney and Constitution Gardens at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) designed Parkmerced’s 300 Arballo, which features 89 apartment homes and is in the first wave of new development at Parkmerced. LMSA is a diverse group of designers who share a common belief in the transformative power of architecture to help lead to a just, healthy and regenerative future for all. LMSA works with leading educational and housing organizations to create sustainable new environments that advance their important missions. LMSA also designed San Francisco’s Thoreau Center for Sustainability, North Beach Branch Library, 235 Berry Street (residential) and Plaza Apartments (residential), as well as the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley.
A global design and consulting firm, Woods Bagot designed the mirrored towers at 455 Serrano and 850 Gonzales Drive in Parkmerced, which are joined by a below-ground parking garage and consist of a combined 248 units. Woods Bagot places human experience at the center of the design process to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects underpinned by limitless curiosity and computational design based on the analysis of user behavior and super typologies. With over 1,000 experts spanning 17 studios in Australia, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America, Woods Bagot has completed a wide range of projects including the Burj Dubai Residential Towers, 1200 Van Ness in San Francisco and Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel.
Langan provides geotechnical, environmental, site/civil, and earthquake engineering services in support of land development projects. We bring decades of experience supporting some of the most challenging projects, including commercial, industrial, high-rise and mixed-use buildings, and residential developments. From urban brownfield redevelopment to complex waterfront revitalization and from seismic retrofits for mission critical facilities to major infrastructure initiatives, our services yield measurable value to our clients’ projects.