West SOMA, San Francisco
February 15th, 2015
BUILD & nonprofit sister company BUILD PUBLIC, partnered with the SF Eagle, a renowned leather bar in San Francisco’s Western SoMa neighborhood, on a fundraising event for the Friends of Eagle Plaza, the eventual stewards of Eagle Plaza. The event began at 3 p.m. and lasted until 6 p.m., with attendees staying as late as 2 a.m. to continue the revelry. Build Public representatives were stationed outside the SF Eagle in a pop-up parklet featuring synthetic turf, chalk- and magnet-wall planter boxes, and sign-up sheets. Inside, more Build Public team members were busy serving hot food to attendees who bought “Beer Bust” tickets at the door, the proceeds from which went to the Friends of Eagle Plaza. We received overwhelmingly supportive feedback for the idea of Eagle Plaza, a new public plaza featuring a shared public way on 12th Street between Harrison and Bernice streets.