QB3 Pocket Park

San Francisco, CA

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Turning an industrial entry into an oasis

The Dewey Company purchased a warehouse in the Dogpatch Neighborhood of San Francisco and sought to transform it into biotech incubator. Fletcher Studio was hired to transform an existing parking lot in the front of the building into a public pocket park for neighborhood and tenant use. The design concept was one of “urban quarry”. Existing concrete was harvested from the sidewalk and was used throughout the space to edge paving and to build custom sculptural seating. The main entry to the building divides two planting zones: a native California pollinator garden to the south and a native Australian garden to the north. Fletcher Studio also prepared graphic vinyl wraps for existing infrastructure, in order to visualize microscope organisms for the building tenants.


QB3 Pocket Park, San Francisco

Neighborhood: Dogpatch
Date: 2012
Size: 18,000 sf
Client: The Dewey Land Company