2018 Awards

Design: General

Merit Award

Daggett Park: Making a Public Way Into a Public Stay
San Francisco, CA
CMG Landscape Architecture
Lead Landscape Architect: Chris Guillard
Client: Equity Residential

Succulent patio gardens provide visual excitement for residents above and below.
The Pentastep, located in the center of the park, is inspired by the sense of discovery found in natural landscapes.
It is made up of hundreds of precast units of varying heights to create one cohesive sculpture for sitting and playing.
At night dozens of many amble lights sparkle on the wall inside the dog park.
Succulent patio gardens provide visual excitement for residents above and below.
Active streetscapes provide novel experiences for pedestrians on their daily commute.
Cortan steel lined rain gardens provide separation between the public park and private residences.
The curving dog park walls create a beautiful enclosure to the canine play space.
The sculpture creates space for soaking up sun or watching community events
on the sloped lawn and becomes the canvas for children’s imagination games.
The Tilted Lawn element anchors the corner of the park with its fluid poured-in-place concrete form.
Sculptural features.
Three sculptural elements define the park and double as play and sitting areas: Tilted Lawn, Pentastep, and Dog Park Enclosure.
A one acre public park is part of a mixed-use residential development. Additional open space includes a public mid-block passageway,
two podium level interior courtyards, succulent garden roof patios, streetscapes, and a one-way shared public way.

Daggett Park is the success of many years of advocacy and collaboration between the community, public agencies, and a private developer. Today it is a unique public open space on public land that is permanently maintained by the developer and programed through a local non-profit. This 1-acre public park is a vibrant community space serving families and residents from several surrounding neighborhoods, and sits between a large mixed-use development containing two buildings with residential units atop flex, retail spaces, and artist galleries. The design process involved community engagement to develop the programming for three major park components: a large lawn for flexible recreation and gathering; a dog park; and three sculptural elements: Tilted Lawn, Dog Park Enclosure, and Penta-Step, all doubling as play and sitting areas.