James Corner Field Operations, the architects behind the acclaimed High Line in New York City, has been selected to lead the design of the 13-acre Presidio Parklands project, connecting the Presidio’s historic core with Crissy Field for the first time in over eighty years.
“I could not be more delighted with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said James Corner, Founder and Director of Field Operations. “I feel both honored and humbled by the challenge. This is an extremely significant opportunity for the people of San Francisco to create a dramatic new legacy for future generations – a place where the Presidio meets the Bay, a place where the City can reflect back upon itself, a place where urban life meets the most amazing natural resources, unparalleled by any other city. Through sensitive and thoughtful design, we can together create a beautiful center-point for new forms of community, engagement and interaction.”
With support from San Francisco-based architecture firm EHDD and input from the public (workshops will commence in early 2015), the Presidio Parklands Project is expected to be completed in 2018.
Field Operations was one of the five finalists who were competing for the commission.