• Week 1 - Defining Ideas For a Shifting Shorline

    Week 1 - Defining Ideas For a Shifting Shorline

    The first week of the Summer Program focused
    on inventory, analysis, and visioning for the Sausalito waterfront.
    Students were working as a group, the students will examine the
    area’s natural and man-made systems to understand the dynamic
    forces that shape the Sausalito waterfront (approximately 100
    acres). These systems include historic, socio-economic/cultural,
    transportation, land use, topographic form & building massing,
    hydrologic, ecological, and climate (including sea level rise). The end
    result will be an analytical framework that considers stakeholder
    concerns and documents systemic forces, and provides a base of
    information for each student to generate an initial reaction/vision
    for the site’s next 100 years.

  • Week 2: Urban Design

    Week 2: Urban Design

    This concept is about building a new
    neighborhood around adaptability in the
    face of uncertainty. It’s a way for a locality to
    have control over their response to sea level
    rise through an adaptive and production
    based urbanism. This concept takes
    inspiration from Marinship’s culture and
    heritage by preserving and catering to the
    marine industrial uses that now characterize
    the site and by creating a new “water city”
    where canals and the bay are integral to the
    way people and goods get around.
    Central to the scheme is the idea of ‘trays’
    forming the new neighborhood structure.
    New blocks are organized and surrounded

  • Week 3: SCI ART Discovery Center

    Week 3: SCI ART Discovery Center

    This concept for site design for the new
    Marinship is a continuation of the urban
    design vision of ‘trays’ forming a new
    neighborhood structure around production
    and adaptability. Instead of focusing
    on a particular location within the new
    neighborhood, this site design phase aims
    to develop prototypes of the edge of the
    ‘trays’ called ‘public envelopes.’ The design
    puts emphasis on connecting the investment
    in the public space, with the land use of the
    parcel. In this way, the public investment
    will lay the stage for private development,
    and will be flexible as private development
    evolves. This shows the strength of planning
    a community around infrastructure planning,
    networks, and corridors.

  • Week 4: Object Design

    Week 4: Object Design

    The aim of this object detail is to combine a
    mass produced, engineering structure used
    for bank reinforcement with a grading plan
    for an ecological edge. Inspiring this design
    are dpression era projects using inexpensive
    materials for highly detailed design. This
    design takes inspiration from that time
    in our history. It also seeks to mesh the
    realms of engineering, infrastructure, and
    landscape architecture.

Richard Crockett


“I am currently a graduate student in the landscape architecture and the city planning programs at the University of California, Berkeley. My undergraduate degree is in environmental design from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Berkeley, I worked for a landscape design company in Nanjing, China. I’ve also worked for a non-profit community design and planning organization in St. Paul, Minnesota and the City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Through my studies I have pursued a position at the intersection of planning and design working with a diverse array of systems and scales. Understanding how people etch out a life in biophysical systems and how these systems etch out life in the city is, to me, the beauty of landscape and the challenge of landscape architecture.”