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Transbay Transit Center

with Adamson Associates and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

This ambitious project will transform downtown San Francisco and its regional transportation system. It creates an iconic central station that forms the new center of a sustainable transit-friendly region and integrates an innovative urban park on its roof.

Atelier Ten was instrumental in defining key project goals for energy use and carbon emissions reductions, water conservation, comprehensive waste management, use of sustainable and durable materials, and sustainable design education.

Atelier Ten optimized the water reuse cycle to reduce its size, cost of storage, and improve system reliability. The water system also includes a graywater filtration wetland, habitat for local species, and native/adapted plant species on the roof park. The design’s proposed commercial graywater reuse, stormwater reuse, and on-site vegetative filtration are all firsts for San Francisco. Atelier Ten is working with local code authorities to pilot these systems.