The realization of a vital new urban community requires the imprint of many hands. The Shipyard will incorporate a wide range of architectural styles that will allow the community the kind of character required to create a great urban place. Throughout the community, the architects use different stylistic orientations that work side-by-side within a strongly defined urban framework to produce a cityscape that is both coherent and varied. The charm and complexity that give San Francisco neighborhoods their enduring value will be recreated at The Shipyard.
The participation of various architects in the design of the individual blocks in Phase One of The Shipyard encouraged variations in the patterns of pedestrian movement, building entrances, public space and private space. The master plan was organized in ways that are functional, safe, interesting and non-repetitive.
The streets, buildings, and open spaces vary in scale and character, as they do throughout San Francisco’s historic neighborhoods. The architectural teams are creative and inventive, in addition to having a great understanding of local building traditions and the local character of places. The architects who were selected are sufficiently different from one another to create a distinctive range of architectural styles.