Candlestick Park Block 11A
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California Client: Five Point Capital, Inc
The Block 11A site within the overall 260-acre masterplan for the former site of Candlestick Stadium was envisioned to be the first and only residential tower for Phase 1. As such, the design team was challenged to both set a standard of quality for future development while creating an iconic tower that would be a dynamic and expressive focal point. The site had a very complex entitlement path through the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, under the Mayor’s office in San Francisco. A massing envelope consisting of 4 different height limits, 4 different setback requirements, as well as step back and tower slenderness ratios were all part of the zoning requirements for this site. An active ground floor pedestrian experience was also a priority incorporated to help ensure the walkability and vibrancy of street life in the Phase 1 area. The team was able to design, obtain community buy-in, achieve City approvals, and meet the construction budget with this project consisting of 326 luxury dwelling units, 30,000sf of retail and 265 parking stalls in an 8-story podium plus a 32 story tower.
Tom Sprinkle and Brendan Dunnigan collaborated on leadership of the Candlestick Block 11a project while at HKS Architects, Inc.