Treasure Island Master Plan

Treasure Island Master Plan
Treasure Island Master Plan

Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 393 acres
  • Awards
    2009, Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2006, Urban Design Award, AIA San Francisco 2008, Urban Design Award, AIA California 2008, Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California Environmental Protection Agency 2012, Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, American Planning Association Northern California Chapter 2013, Architecture of Necessity, Virserum Art Museum
  • Collaborators
    Arup Perkins & Will AECOM CMG Landscape Architects Engeo Incorporated Baldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg Architects Hornberger + Worstell Page & Turnbull Mithun Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Llp SWCA Environmental Consultants (Turnstone Consulting)
Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 393 acres
  • Awards
    2009, Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2006, Urban Design Award, AIA San Francisco 2008, Urban Design Award, AIA California 2008, Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California Environmental Protection Agency 2012, Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, American Planning Association Northern California Chapter 2013, Architecture of Necessity, Virserum Art Museum
  • Collaborators
    Arup Perkins & Will AECOM CMG Landscape Architects Engeo Incorporated Baldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg Architects Hornberger + Worstell Page & Turnbull Mithun Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Llp SWCA Environmental Consultants (Turnstone Consulting)

SOM has created a bold new vision for Treasure Island, a 393-acre manmade island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. Upon completion, the area will boast a diverse community with access to unprecedented open space, resource-conserving technologies, and a robust network of transportation options.

SOM’s vision drew fundamentally from sustainable principles and the powerful appeal of island life. The design proposes three compact neighborhoods organized around a town center and ferry terminal — a layout intended to encourage walking, bicycling, and using mass transit. Approximately 300 acres of the island will be set aside for open space, and all new landscaping will utilize native species.

Other sustainable strategies include greywater recycling, an extensive composting program, and the use of renewable grid-source power to meet the island’s energy needs. The development is designed to exceed California’s Building Efficiency Standards (Title 24) by 20 percent. The scheme represents San Francisco’s best opportunity to accommodate population growth with a minimal ecological footprint.

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