Design: Transportation, Streets and Public Spaces
Award of Excellence
San Francisco, CA
Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey (RHAA)
Principal in Charge: Manuela King
Associate/Lead Designer: Jacob Millard
Client: The Gateway
Davis Court is a signature private plaza that serves as an important pedestrian corridor between San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square district, financial district and Embarcadero waterfront. This project transformed an aging vehicular courtyard into a contemporary urban space that harmonizes divergent vehicle and pedestrian uses and is a valuable case study for innovative urban stormwater management. Utilizing a design/build model, the project is a successful precedent for the transformation of public/private spaces.