After the war, many changes were afoot on the West Coast in terms of shipping and Port activities. The Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach was burgeoning, break-bulk shipping was declining in favor of container shipping, the City of San Francisco was urbanizing quickly, expanding into the now desirable, formerly maritime industrial areas of the City. The impact of industrial trucking engendered a new and different contemporary port configuration, and the network of Interstate Highways enabled this change to come rapidly. Finger Piers like Pier 1 had become dilapidated and obsolete and, with the 1953 construction of the Embarcadero Freeway, the once vibrant Port of San Francisco was cut off from its lifeblood, the City of San Francisco.1960 Read More →
Working with Prologis and the Port, a consultant team and the Port, the design team developed the following objectives for the transformation of Pier 1.
The new design would feature would be public access all around the Pier, including flexible public meeting spaces, a new public space at the east end of the Pier, and a public terrace connecting the Pier aprons and the Embarcadero. The space features a celebration of the Pier’s history and design through exhibition space and interpretive graphics, for example, retracing the historic railroad route through the Pier onto the southern Pier apron.1998 Read More →
Hamid Moghadam, Prologis, CEO, wanted to change the workplace parameters and style of Prologis’ office configuration and layout in order to achieve a more collaborative, efficient office environment. Luis Belmonte, Project Principal, …1998 Read More →
Prologis’ continues to improve the sustainability of Pier 1. In 2013 it began an energy-efficiency overhaul that will reduce grid energy consumption by 32 percent. Prologis undertook this project to …2000 Read More →
“The rehabilitation of the Pier 1 bulkhead and shed was a historic moment for the Port and the City of San Francisco. The remarkable preservation and transformation of a cargo shipping pier into the Port’s headquarters has been recognized with numerous architectural and preservation design awards, and has allowed the public to learn about and appreciate San Francisco’s maritime history.”
Port of San Francisco