Fletcher Studio Wins Kirby Fitzpatrick Award



Fletcher Studio is pleased to announce that South Park has been awarded the prestigious Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize (KWF Prize) by The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Each year a small San Francisco architectural firm is identified for design excellence in a single project. This year’s Fitzpatrick prize marks the first time the award is given to a landscape architecture firm and the first ever for a public park.

The KWF Prize recognizes Fletcher Studio’s innovative design for South Park, San Francisco’s oldest public park, which provides it with infrastructural improvements and multiple amenities including a meandering programmatic pathway, custom-designed play area and structure, stages for performance, a large open meadow, and plazas of varying scales. The new design, while maintaining its original intent as an English-inspired strolling park, considers existing trees, remaining structures, circulation patterns, access points, and social nodes.

The KWF Prize is awarded annually by the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, in recognition of the best new building completed that year, designed by a small firm in San Francisco, and is named in honor of SF architect Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick (1935-1988). The KWF Prize is made possible by his estate in order to recognize excellence in small architectural practices. Previous awardees have included acclaimed architecture firms such as Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., Jim Jennings Architecture, LMS Architects, Jensen Architects and others.

About the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is a nonprofit educational organization that involves San Francisco elementary and secondary students in mentored appreciation of architecture, engineering, construction and the design process.  San Francisco as one of the most architecturally significant and beautiful cities in the world.  The environment of architectural diversity is extremely important to the vitality of this great city.  Everywhere, the vibrant and complex layering of landscapes, color, cultures and light produces experiences that unexpectedly reveal themselves.

About Fletcher Studio

Fletcher Studio is an innovative and award-winning collaborative practice based in San Francisco. The firm provides comprehensive professional services in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Planning. The firm is committed to a collaborative and contextual approach to spatial design practice and to the planning of unique and sustainable landscapes, urban spaces, and living infrastructures. Design and planning solutions come from the interaction with the many people, processes, histories, policies, economies and ecologies that are specific to a place. 

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