Potrero/G2 Lofts

Potrero/G2 Lofts    San Francisco, California

This unusual project brought together an artists’ non-profit housing group and a residential developer to transform a neglected block on a San Francisco hillside. The project transforms a challenging site into a variety of outdoor spaces that serve a diverse residential community.  The landscape design integrates sustainable natural elements in communal, private, and creative spaces. The multi-family residences encircle a publicly accessible garden that includes terraced plantings, communal and private spaces, and an amphitheater. The award-winning landscape design is an integration of a complex social program within a physically challenging environment. Plantings feature drought-tolerant species that create a variety of textures and colors. Flowering plants attract bird and insect pollinators. The garden plan has been awarded for sustainable planting and irrigation. The landscape design is recognized for its intricate arrangement of usable outdoor space and its relationship to the adjacent neighborhood.


2002: Honor Award - American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter
1999: Award of Honor - National Concrete Masonry Association
1996: Awards for Excellence (Finalist) - Urban Land Institute
1996: Merit Award - American Institute of Architects
1995: Green Ribbon Award - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
1994: Citation - 42nd Annual Progressive Architecture Awards


Developer: Holliday Development
Architect: David Baker + Partners