Partnership with numerous city agencies and local civic groups
UN Plaza, San Francisco
Installed May '16 for three years

Inspired by elevated walkways through protected parkland and Zen gardens, my layout intends to create a novel opportunity for the very diverse occupants of this space to experience some serenity in this long beleaguered civic nexus. Shared by homeless, drug users and dealers, students, tourists, corporate and government workers and numerous markets, we were adamant that our installation would not dis-invite anyone from the space.  In addition, the Tenderloin, has the highest density of children in San Francisco. We wanted the space to reflect that reality by making it more inviting to children and their families.  We created an opportunity for visitors to re-interpret the space’s pro-social potential.

My responsibility centered on the overall design of the pathways, their detailing, the vertical support elements and the layout of the exhibits they supported. I worked with the team to create a spatial experience with the exhibits, especially the vertical undulating chime “forest“.

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