For three days in April 2015, San Francisco’s Market Street was the site of the Market Street Prototyping Festival, which transformed the area into a public platform, showcasing exciting ideas for improving our famed civic spine and how we use it. Our design, Street Sketch, was one of 50 designs selected from over 200 entries from around the world.

The project was a partnership between the San Francisco Planning Department, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Knight Foundation.

MSPF-prototype-festival150320-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150404-15-1000×750
MSPF-market-street-prototyping20150409-12-1000×750
IMG_3864-800k

The core of the 12 x 12 ft. structure was a free standing wall. The wall’s sidewalk-facing side served as the primary drawing surface, while the other three sides contained information about the project that encouraged people to be a part of the San Francisco creative community. This wall also created a barrier between the traffic along Market street. The chalk surfaces were devoted to drawing, generating a welcoming sense of place and made the area more conducive to social interaction.

The structure was constructed using volunteer work from peers and students from San José State University and California College of the Arts.

MSPF-prototype-festival150409-135-800k
MSPF-prototype-festival150410-12-800k
MSPF-prototype-festival150411-33-800k
MSPF-prototype-festival150409-183-800k
MSPF-prototype-festival150411-10-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150411-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150411-25-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150410-88-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150409-39-1000×748
MSPF-prototype-festival150410-67-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150410-50-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150409-75_v2-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150412-28-1000×750
MSPF-prototype-festival150409-207-800k
MSPF-prototype-festival150412-4-800k

Scope
design
construction



Back to all Projects

load-more-button

©2019, studio1500 LLC