Sappenfield Lecture Series-- A New Paradigm for Urban Design: Public Transit, Neighborhood and Visionary Landscape & Architecture. Speakers: Mark Shoemaker & Adam Greenspan, March 18, 6:30 pm in Pruis Hall,
Start: March 18, 2019 6:30 p.m.
End: March 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Location: Pruis Hall

This is a joint presentation by Mark Shoemaker, AIA, Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Adam Greenspan, Design Partner at PWP Landscape Architecture titled, A New Paradigm for Urban Design: Public Transit, Neighborhood and Visionary Landscape and Architecture.

  • Recognize how an integrated design concept can satisfy and go beyond a project brief to offer additional benefits to community and environment.
  • Learn how sustainability features can be integrated into architecture and urban design projects, including geothermal, green roof, natural ventilation and natural daylighting systems.
    See how public spaces have been integrated into the large scale Salesforce Transit Center, and how access to these public spaces has been optimized. Recognize that programming and communication with the public can help create an active, engaging and safe public realm.
  • See how access to natural light, air, and living systems have been woven into the user and visitor experience of this multi-story building.
  • Learn how Salesforce Park's green roof was constructed and recognize the benefits of creating intensive green roofs, related to water holding capacity, biodiversity and public education.
  • Learn how the park's connectivity and integration was enhanced through collaboration with the San Francisco Planning Department and its entitlement agreements with developers of adjacent properties.

Mark Shoemaker, AIAMark 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, Adam Greenspanmixed 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.