Field of Dreams: Rising Tides

City Makers Salon

With waterfront height limits back in the local headlines, Field of Dreams: Rising Tides offers a timely springboard for discussion about bay front development strategies in San Francisco. 

A fall 2013 U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design graduate studio led by Roddy Creedon of Allied Architecture + Design and David Baker of David Baker Architects (DBA), Field of Dreams: Rising Tides tackled Mission Rock, a 27-acre site along the San Francisco waterfront and one of the largest development parcels available in the city.

The significant site provided students with a platform for unhindered speculation about the future of coastal cities. At the same time, the design proposals were informed by the Mission Rock master plan, currently in environmental review, which served as case study illustrating real-world constraints, ecological challenges and design strategies.

We're moving the academic investigation out of the classroom and into StorefrontLab — a Mission District cultural space supporting experiments of community interest — and adding food, drinks and conviviality. Our moderator, DBA's Amit Price Patel, promises to keep us on our toes.

We hope you will stop by and join in the conversation!

City Making Salon

Thursday, January 30, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm

337 Shotwell Street
San Francisco

City Making Salons are free, but please register at

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