Architectural rendering of SalesForce Transit Center Park
Start: March 18, 2019 6:30 p.m.
End: March 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Location: Pruis Hall

This joint presentation by Mark Shoemaker, AIA, Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Adam Greenspan, design partner at PWP Landscape Architecture will focus on their interdisciplinary work and the lessons learned during the competition, design and construction of the Salesforce Transit Center within downtown San Francisco. Opened in August 2018, the SalesForce Transit Center is a 1.5 million-square-foot multi-modal transportation center with bus and high-speed rail stations with an iconic 5.4-acre rooftop park that introduces high-quality open spaces to an area lacking significant park development. It is the first new high-speed rail station in the United States. Mark Shoemaker was the Design Principal-in-Charge throughout the competition, design and construction phases of the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce Transit Center projects and has worked extensively with Adam Greenspan.

Mark Shoemaker, AIA and Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has led the design of commercial, health-care, transportation, and research projects. Mark has also led design teams for three airports projects: the new Louis Armstrong International Airport project in New Orleans; the new terminal for Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport, the first free-standing airport building in Canada to be LEED certified; and North Terminal at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., which has won numerous design awards.

He has led design teams working for renowned hospitals and medical research institutions. His institutional work also includes the Science and Engineering Research and Classroom Complex at the University of Houston and the National Children’s Museum in National Harbor, Maryland. Shoemaker has been a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and a lecturer at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which included a year of study at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam Greenspan, Design Partner at PWP Landscape Architecture, has been the lead designer on a wide range of projects including public parks, campuses, mixed use developments, competitions and estates. Adam Greenspan has been the lead designer on a wide range of projects including public parks, campuses, mixed use developments, competitions and estates. Adam’s background in art and sociology, combined with years of horticultural practice support an integrated approach to design and allow him to develop projects from many angles. Adam has collaborated extensively with architects, artists, community groups and public and private owner groups, as well as sub-consultant experts, in the process of realizing exceptional built work. Adam’s recent projects include: the Newport Beach Civic Center Park in Newport Beach California, Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in Washington DC, The Transbay Transit Center Park, San Francisco, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore, and Glenstone in Potomac, MD. Adam has served on public art selection panels for the City of San Jose and the City of Santa Monica and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Source: and

Images of the Salesforce Transit Center. Interior high-speed rail, exterior park on the top level of the 5-story structure, and overhead view of the park and adjacent Salesforce Tower.