San Francisco's Hooper Campus
Located in San Francisco's Design District and adjacent to California College of the Arts, 100-150 Hooper Street was formerly a large parking lot. It is now a 400,000-square-foot multi-use facility known as Hooper Campus. Surfacedesign was hired by developer Kilroy Realty to create a multi-functional courtyard between the development's four-story buildings.
The site sits on former baylands and is located directly on the outflow to Mission Creek, a feeder to Mission Bay. This requires the Hooper Campus landscape to be both functional and performative. In addition to managing stormwater, the courtyard serves as a service corridor for large trucks to deliver to makers' workshops. Surfacedesign's plan combined the functional compulsories with aesthetics inspired by modern industrial innovation to complement the site's building architecture.