Posted on: October 10, 2022
HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero has won the American Society of Landscape Architects 2022 Award of Excellence in Urban Design Category
The HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero team has been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects and awarded the 2022 Award of Excellence for Urban Design! We are privileged to be recognized with GLS Landscape | Architecture and this exceptional team.
“The 38-acre neighborhood will have a unique open space network of terraces, sloping parks, community services, and streets linked together by landscaped staircases carved from the south-facing slopes of Potrero Hill. Also being added are 1000 units of market rate and affordable homes, day care, pre-school, community center, recreational facilities, neighborhood serving retail, and open space amenities. The jury praised the urban design as a “masterful integration of affordable housing into intense topography that defines new hierarchies of public space.” – 2022 Awards Jury
In rapidly densifying San Francisco, on an extraordinarily steep site with dramatic views, Rebuild Potrero is reinventing public housing while providing vulnerable citizens a refuge from displacement. 606 units of aging public housing are being replaced by a denser and more diverse mix of housing types. The 38-acre neighborhood will have a unique open space network of terraces, sloping parks, community services and streets linked together by landscaped staircases carved from the south-facing serpentine slopes of Potrero Hill. A reconnected street grid supporting higher densities and dramatic views will replace the low density suburban plan, which has left the neighborhood socially and physically isolated from the adjacent historic working class neighborhood, transit and services.
A crucial component of the project is the commitment to maintain community. By carefully phasing construction, current residents will not be relocated off site at any time during the process. The first phase of housing has been built, and was occupied in Spring 2019.
- Gary Strang, FASLA, AIA, Principal-in-Charge, GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Wendy Mok, ASLA, Master Plan Project Manager, GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Justin Frodesen, Project Manager and Construction Administrator, 1101 Connecticut Street (Block X), GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Alyssa Olson, Project Designer, 1101 Connecticut Street (Block X), GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Xiaoye Zhang, LEED AP, Project Manager, Block B, GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Justin Richardson, ASLA, Project Designer & Construction Administrator, Block B, GLS Landscape | Architecture
- Fred Pollack, LEED AP, Principal Master Plan Architect, Van Meter Williams Pollack
- Chris Sensenig, (former) Project Manager/Urban Designer, Van Meter Williams Pollack
- Michael Kloefkorn, LEED AP Homes, Project Manager, Van Meter Williams Pollack
- Mark Hale, PE, Principal Civil Engineer, Carlile Macy
- Jim Fain, PE, Civil Engineer, Carlile Macy
- Tom von Schrader, Sustainability Consultant, SVR Design
- Charmaine Curtis, Project Director, Curtis Development
- Architect, 1101 Connecticut Street (Block X), Van Meter Williams Pollack
- Architect, Block B, HKIT Architects
- Associated Architect, 1101 Connecticut Street (Block X) and Block B, YA Studio
- BRIDGE Housing, Project Developer
Congratulations to all the winners! Read more on asla.org.