Alexandria Roof Garden

San Francisco, CA

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A Tech Roof Garden Inspired By Southern Quilts

This 20,000 sf roof garden was designed to provide a variety of outdoor spaces, for a tech sector client. The design of the project and paving system is inspired by the Quilts of Gee’s bend: colorful, geometric, and loosely constructed quilts made in Alabama. The client wanted to have a variety of scaled spaces, small intimate meeting spaces, areas for groups, and a large assembly space for a variety of encounters, collaborations, and events. There is a fully functional kitchen and bar area, that is supported by a large scale organic herb garden. The main space is a linear artificial lawn, flanked by a long shade structure and a linear amphitheater. A fire pit, warms visitors at night as they gaze on the distant views of the bay and of the San Francisco skyline. 

Alexandria Roof Garden, San Francisco

Neighborhood: SOMA South of Market
Size: .5 acres
Client: Alexandria Real Estate
Role: Landscape Architecture
Collaborators: Studios Architecture
Features: Design, Outdoor Kitchen, Edible Gardens, Amphitheater, Pergola, Cactus Garden, South African Garden