Salesforce Transit Center Grand Opening Symposium

Hosted by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with support from symposium sponsors


About this Event


Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is hosting a symposium on Saturday, August 4, 2018 celebrating the grand opening of the Salesforce Transit Center in the Grand Hall, located at 425 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Due to overwhelming interest, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has opened the event to the public. Seats are limited.


The symposium consists of morning and afternoon sessions:


Saturday, August 4th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM: Sustainable Urban and Economic Development (Panel One Check-In Begins at 9:15am) The session begins with a keynote by Alison Isenberg of Princeton University, who recently released a book detailing the growth of San Francisco. The Keynote is titled From Transamerica to Transbay: the Arts of Urban Renewal in San Francisco


Panel participants:

> Fred Clarke, Senior Design Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

> John Rahaim, Planning Director, City and County of San Francisco

> John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle

> Adam Greenspan, Design Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture

> Claire Maxfield, LEED Fellow Director, Atelier Ten


Saturday, August 4 from 1:00PM-3:00PM: Salesforce Transit Center: Humanizing Infrastructure (Panel Two Check-In Begins at 12:15pm) The session begins with a keynote by the eminent Sir Roger Penrose, mathematical physicist of Oxford University, who worked closely with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to develop the Transit Center’s exterior wall. The Keynote is titled ‘Forbidden’ crystal symmetry in the architecture of the Salesforce Transit Center


Panel participants:

> Jill Manton, Director of Policy and Planning, San Francisco Arts Commission

> James Carpenter Artist: Creator of “Parallel Light Fields,” Shaw Alley Installation

> Jenny Holzer Artist: Creator of “White Light, Grand Hall Installation presented by Jill Manton

> Julie Chang Artist: Creator of “Secret Garden,” Grand Hall Terrazzo Floor Installation

> Ned Kahn Artist: Creator of “Bus Fountain,” Salesforce Park Installation

> Fred Clarke, Senior Design Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.


Seats for the symposium are free and non-transferable. Click here to RSVP


Sponsors include:
Adamson Associates
Crown Corr
Thorton Tomasetti
Rana Creek
Shen Milsom Wilke
Atelier Ten
Auerbach Glasow
Fountain Source
Henshell & Buccellato



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