Embarcadero Center

San Francisco, CA, USA 1989


The award-winning Embarcadero Center is an outstanding example of a planned development built with the special controls of redevelopment. It has contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area by creating gracious public spaces, extensive works of art and a vital environment for people and civic activities. Built in phases, the eight-block, 4.3 million sf (399,483 sm) site is comprised of five office towers, two hotels with 800 and 360 rooms respectively, and a multi-level pedestrian retail spine that spans the center of the site. Landscaped plazas and bridges link the retail space to the office towers, hotels, and the magnificent Justin Herman Plaza.

Embarcadero Center was designed to support pedestrian activity and promote community gatherings, while maintaining private facilities for the needs of the business community and hotel guests.

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Status:  Built
Site Area:  4,300,000 sf (399,483 sm)
Gross Building Area:  5,431,800 sf (504,631 sm)


1985  Award of Excellence
Urban Land Institute