Jury Selects Team to Design India Basin Shoreline Parks

March 9, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle

"We are pleased to announce that after an open call which elicited proposals from 19 different design teams, the India Basin Waterfront Task Force narrowed the pool to five teams, from which Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) was selected.
Below is a press release that was published in the SF Chronicle on Saturday.  Please note that this process was only to select a team, and not a design.  GGN will be working with RPD, Build, The Trust for Public Land, SFPA, and, most importantly, the community to develop a concept design for RPD’s 900 Innes and India Basin Shoreline Park properties.  The concept design is anticipated to be completed in September 2016." - BUILD

India Basin Waterfront Jury Selects Landscape Architecture Team to Design Shoreline Parks

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol chosen to lead design effort

The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and the Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance announced today the winner of a design ideas competition, to develop the concept design for 900 Innes and India Basin Shoreline Park, along the India Basin shoreline. The competition, sponsored by a generous donation from Build Inc., called for proposals to reimagine the two sites as part of a spectacular and seamless 1.5-mile-long network of public parks on the City’s southeast shoreline. A jury composed of design professionals and community representatives, with the oversight of a design competition advisor, reviewed the design idea submissions and selected Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN). GGN is an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm whose portfolio includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago, North End Parks in Boston, the civic park at Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas, and several projects with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., including the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“Build is proud to be the private catalyst that helped bring this exciting and innovative public-private partnership together,” said Michael Yarne, a principal at Build Inc. “Together with our partners, Build is excited to co-design a 21st century model of long-term stewardship for the future India Basin shoreline park network.”

For more information about GGN, please visit www.ggnltd.com

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