Redevelopment and Re-Use of Historic Piers 1.5, 3 and 5

Project Location

San Francisco, California

Project Dates


Services Provided

Cost estimating

Field investigation



The project focused on preserving and rehabilitating the historic maritime design of the Northeast Waterfront and the Ferry Building Waterfront while enhancing the public use and access to the historic and scenic waterfront setting. The Piers are centrally located on the east side of The Embarcadero, between Washington and Broadway Streets. The Piers provides approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial office space, 17,000 sf of cafés and restaurants (including outdoor seating), and over 40,000 sf of the public access area. The Project achieves multi-use objectives by incorporating the following uses: public access, cultural and historic points of interest for the public, restaurants, and cafés, a dock for large yachts, maritime uses, commercial office space, water taxi services, recreational boating and fishing, and transportation support structures. The work scope includes structural repair of existing concretes over water, seismic upgrade of vertical structures, includes replacement of foundation & pier pile, new concrete toping, paving, seismic upgrade of existing building structures, and interior modification not limited to finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security system, of interior build-out to match the future mixed-use building. The project required environmental permitting, coordination with ACOE, BCDC and SFPORT, and SFPUC.