San Francisco, California


Moscone Expansion District

County of San Francisco

Design Partners

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Webcor Builders

Mark Cavagnero Associates

CMG Landscape Architects


800,000 SF


Completed 2018

About this Project

Led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and in collaboration with the design team, Sherwood has been working to incorporate a number of systems that help to define the Moscone Convention Center as the center of San Francisco’s first ever Eco-District project. The project builds community through improving pedestrian access to gardens, and adding over 12,000 SF of new public open space. Future-ready systems were incorporated through capturing rainwater, foundation water, and steam condensate for reuse as non-potable demands such as toilet flushing & irrigation, along with irrigation for the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens, street sweeping, and connections for future opportunities throughout the eco-district. These greatly reduce the amount of water flowing into San Francisco’s overtaxed storm sewer system. To further reduce irrigation demands visible ecological systems are being incorporated throughout the project to help use and detain stormwater. Lastly, the project has incorporated educational signage to identify these groundbreaking sustainable systems for Moscone visitors and the public.