Garden Dialogues at Lands End Lookout

On May 21, get exclusive access to private gardens in San Francisco and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboraGarden Dialogues with James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie, Geoff di Girolamo of Surface Design, Inc.tion? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Lands End

Garden Dialogues with James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie, Geoff di Girolamo of Surface Design, Inc.

Saturday, May 21, 1:00-4:00pm | San Francisco

Lands End Lookout, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Plaza, The Barnacles at Pier 9

James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie, Geoff di Girolamo of Surface Design, Inc.

Perched between the Bay and the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is surrounded by—and in many ways defined by—its waterfront context. Surfacedesign will introduce three of their waterfront open space projects—The Lands End Lookout, The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Plaza, and the Barnacles at Pier 9— that explore what it means to create waterfront space. In each project materials were used to reinforce sense of place and reveal the cultural, ecological and historic narratives inherent in the sites.

The Lands End Lookout, designed to frame the spectacular view of the ocean and ruins of the baths below, is the newest visitor center in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Home to a unique combination of outdoor exhibits, view terraces and gathering spaces, the Lands End Lookout recounts the many stories of Lands End and the Sutro Baths and provides an improved visitor experience to the countless people who visit every year.  The project team went to great lengths to work with a limited set of building and plant materials for reasons of economy and sustainability, utilizing local plant material and reclaiming area Monterey Cypress for benches and screens.

The Golden Gate Bridge, a San Francisco icon, spans the foggy bay, connecting the city and the majestic Marin Headlands. A new plaza created for its 75th Anniversary enhances access and visibility of the breathtaking Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay.  Once an afterthought to the automobile-dominated infrastructure adjacent to bridge tollbooths, the new site, which draws its design inspiration from the bridge itself, is a place of arrival, a destination for meeting, and a frame for a new spectrum of views of and from this historic place.

The Barnacles at Pier 9 was created from a former parking lot on the Embarcadero. Flanked by the bay trail with views to the Bay Bridge and beyond, this 7000-square-foot multi-purpose public space is inspired by and honors the local ecology. Clusters of benches derived from abstracted barnacle geometries create multiple rooms within the sites for people to sit, gather and play. Larger exhibition spaces allow for events and interactive exhibits to populate the site day or night.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

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