Adjaye Associates has been named as masterplan architect for a major mixed-use scheme in California
The practice, which has numerous projects in the US and recently completed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington (pictured bottom), will oversee design of the second phase of The San Francisco Shipyard for developer FivePoint Holdings.
Sited among dry docks at Hunter’s Point, the Shipyard scheme will consist of homes, offices, laboratories, research facilities and heritage buildings along with public space and sports grounds.
Practice founder David Adjaye said: ‘I’m thrilled to be partnering with FivePoint to explore ways to reinvigorate this site’s unique infrastructure for the 21st century.
‘This is a project with incredible transformative potential; to be given the opportunity to contribute to San Francisco’s urban fabric in such a significant way is a true honour.’
FivePoint Northern California regional president Kofi Bonner said: ‘David Adjaye is one of the world’s most prolific architects.
‘We are delighted that he is bringing his unique, creative talents and culture to help shape the physical spaces and urban form of the second phase of The San Francisco Shipyard.’
The Shipyard is part of a wider 300ha project that will create 12,000 homes next to waterfront parks, trails and restored shoreline.
Meanwhile, Adjaye is set to be celebrated this week by San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora for his research project Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture.