San Francisco Bay Area


Resilient By Design (RBD) City of San Francisco

Design partners

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
ONE Architecture
Strategic Economics
Nelson Nygaard
The Dutra Group
Moffat & Nichol
Stanford University

About this Project

Sherwood worked alongside Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and ONE Architecture on a year long collaborative design challenge. The team was tasked with developing innovative community-based solutions to strengthen the San Francisco region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquakes. Our team focused on designing regional resilience, urban creek revitalization, and floating villages. Sherwood enlisted the expertise of leading economists, transportation specialists, and key stakeholders in order to reimagine the Bay waterfront, proposing new green park-space, condensed vertical warehousing, connective pedestrian and bicycle routes, and the separation of stormwater and blackwater for a massive waste water treatment plant. Sherwood also provided regional stakeholder and higher-education engagement in addition to engineering acumen.