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Salesforce Park Tour Guided by PWP Landscape Architecture with AIASF Mentorship Program (1.5 LUs)
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Salesforce Park Tour Guided by PWP Landscape Architecture with AIASF Mentorship Program (1.5 LUs)

When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
12:40 - 2:30 PM
Where: Salesforce Transit Center, Grand Hall
Entered off of the New Plaza at Fremont and Mission Streets
San Francisco, California  94105
United States

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This is a guided tour by PWP Landscape Architecture, the landscape architects of the new Salesforce Park. Measuring one block wide and four blocks long, Salesforce Park is a 5.4-acre roof park located on the top of the new Salesforce Transit Center designed by Pelli Clark Pelli (PCP). The park brings art, nature, horticulture, and a rich variety of life forms to downtown San Francisco. This living roof performs for the community in many ways: sequestering carbon, collecting and detaining storm-water, giving people and flying animals access to varied vegetation, and more. The tour will expand on these concepts and further explain how the design for the park was developed as both a destination for the general public and as a neighborhood park for nearby residents of the Transbay District, the Financial District, Rincon Hill, and SoMA. Sustainable features will be explained along with special art and architecture features.



  • 12:40 PM Attendees meet at the Salesforce Transit Center, Grand Hall, Entered off of the New Plaza at Fremont and Mission Streets
  • 1:00 PM Tour Starts
  • 2:30 PM Tour Concludes


Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the uniqueness of this park in comparison to other parks in San Francisco.
  2. To further understand the sustainable features that helped generate this most unique park.
  3. To help understand the opportunities that this park offers to the Transbay District (office workers, residents, and community members)
  4. To identify the goals that this park aspires to achieve as it matures.


About the Tour Guides


Maria Landoni is an Associate at PWP Landscape Architecture, where she has contributed to a breadth of projects at many scales, including the Southern Expansion of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the LinkedIn Headquarters in Silicon Valley, and One Vanderbilt in New York City, among many others.

With a background in horticulture and landscape architecture, Maria owes her passion for design to her childhood spent in Buenos Aires and the Patagonia where she was fascinated by the juxtaposition of urban landscape and spontaneous nature. She brings over 12 years of experience to her design work, and feels that landscape architects have a unique ability to create places of great meaning and health in the moments of intersection between people and nature, particularly in urban sites. Maria has been awarded numerous awards including a National ASLA Honor Award in General Design in 2015. She holds an Associate Degree in Horticulture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley.



Laurel has 17 years of professional experience, and manages and executes a wide range of projects at PWP including the Transbay Transit Center, a 5 acre rooftop park and 4 block long ground level streetscape. She has the ability to easily shift between client relations, documentation, and construction oversight. In addition to her role as project manager, she has extensive experience integrating complex political, technical, sustainable, and social systems that achieve long-term environmental and economic outcomes. Her previous projects include the World Trade Center, Jewel Changi Airport, and Constitution Gardens


Sponsored by Joel Tomei, FAIA

Image Credit: Engel Ching