TLS team “Common Ground” reveals The Grand Bayway for Resilient by Design Challenge

The Common Ground Team led by TLS Landscape Architecture presented a vision for a “Grand Bayway” at the Resilient by Design Challenge in San Francisco, on May 17th. The proposal looks at a resilient future for flood-threatened and congested State Route 37 connecting the northern edge of San Francisco Bay as well as adjacent tidal complexes and restored marshes. The result would be a new Ecological Central Park larger than San Francisco.


“This smart project is a good example of an ambitious but a fundamental initiative. We encourage the Bay Area communities to take this proposal very seriously and collaborate with this transformative effort. We believe that the Grand Bayway project should be a concrete example of resilient by design for the world.”…..Roberto Moris, Juror-Resilient by Design Challenge


this is something we want to see happen, that I want to see happen but is not going to be easy but I will tell you what – we now have a vision , we now have a possibility for the future so my applause to all of you.”…….Jake Mckenzie, Chair-Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)


After receiving 51 submissions and undergoing an extensive jury process, Resilient by Design announced 10 winning Design Teams in Sept 2017 who participated and presented their proposals for several sites around the Bay  .

Read more about the Grand Bayway and other team projects hereResilient By Design Challenge

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