Salesforce Transit Center

Adamson Associates, Inc. was the Executive Architect for the new six-level Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. Awarded to Hines and Pelli Clarke Pelli on the basis of an international Design and Development Competition, the new transit center dramatically expands the downtown core and completely changes the physical profile of the city. 

Designed to be the centerpiece of a new neighborhood, the architecture is open, full of light and clean air, and environmentally sustainable. The perimeter structure of the Salesforce Center is sculpted like branches of a tree, covered with perforated metal that waves like the petals of a flower.

The design features a light-infused, multi-level glass and metal structure that spans five city blocks.  Transparent roof skylights provide broad visibility to the leafy five-acre rooftop park above. Serving as an urban retreat and performance venue, the rooftop park significantly reduces the urban heat island effect and helps to filter the surrounding air. 

Location: 
San Francisco, California
Design Architect: 
Pelli Clarke Pelli
Executive Architect: 
Adamson Associates, Inc.
Client: 
Transbay Joint Powers Authority
Size: 
1,307,000 sf / 121,400 sm
Completion: 
2018