Public Park

Public Park

Location: Guerrero/San Jose/ 28th Street, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Temporary conversion of excess street to park.

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Inter-agency Liaison; Plant Installation Workshop.

Connect: Facebook page 'Filly and Friends'

Residential Kitchen Remodel

Residential Kitchen Remodel

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Kitchen renovation

Client: Residential

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management.

Commercial Nursery Sidewalk Garden

Commercial Nursery Sidewalk Garden

Location: 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Retail Plant Nursery

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting.

Commercial Retail Storefront

Commercial Retail Storefront

Location: 831 Grant Avenue, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Storefront renovation

Client: Retail

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Components: Reconfigured storefront; Custom signage; Lighting; Custom recess security gate; Container planting.

Commercial Retail Storefront

Commercial Retail Storefront

Location: 831 Grant Avenue, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Storefront renovation

Client: Retail

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Components: Reconfigured storefront; Custom signage; Lighting; Custom recess security gate; Container planting.

Commercial Retail Storefront

Commercial Retail Storefront

Location: 831 Grant Avenue, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Storefront renovation

Client: Retail

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Components: Reconfigured storefront; Custom signage; Lighting; Custom recess security gate; Container planting.

Mixed-Use Renovation

Mixed-Use Renovation

Location: 337 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Office, Storefront and Facade renovation

Client: Commercial Office [Shift Design Studio 1998-2006]

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Fabrication; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Mixed-Use Renovation

Mixed-Use Renovation

Location: 337 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Office, Storefront and Facade renovation

Client: Commercial Office [Shift Design Studio 1998-2006]

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Fabrication; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Mixed-Use Renovation

Mixed-Use Renovation

Location: 337 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Office, Storefront and Facade renovation

Client: Commercial Office [Shift Design Studio 1998-2006]

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Fabrication; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Commercial Office Interior

Commercial Office Interior

Location: 451 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Complete renovation of 7,000sf firehouse (built 1908)

Client: Advertising Agency

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Historic Preservation Review; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Furnishings Selections.

Components: Custom furnishings and fixtures; Lighting; Reconfigured floor openings; 3-story fireman's pole; Custom doors; Custom railings.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Location: 937 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Front yard renovation.

Client: Residential

Concept: Social exchange between private and public space.

Function: Converted 100% paved driveway into planted oasis; Extended 'effective front yard' by 16' into shared public space.

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Native and climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; 100% Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Historic Landmarks Review; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation; Custom Sculptural Topiary Triceratops Fabrication; Color Consulting; Post-Construction Services

Components: Garden, Stairs, Custom Furnishings, Custom Gate, Custom Railing, Sidewalk Landscaping, Parklet

Connect: FaceBook page 'Deepistan National Parklet'

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Location: 937 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Front yard renovation.

Client: Residential

Concept: Social exchange between private and public space.

Function: Converted 100% paved driveway into planted oasis; Extended 'effective front yard' by 16' into shared public space.

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; 100% Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Historic Landmarks Review; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation; Custom Sculptural Topiary Triceratops Fabrication; Color Consulting; Post-Construction Services

Components: Garden, Stairs, Custom Furnishings, Custom Gate, Custom Railing, Sidewalk Landscaping, Parklet

Connect: FaceBook page 'Deepistan National Parklet'

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Location: 937 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Front yard renovation.

Client: Residential

Concept: Social exchange between private and public space.

Function: Converted 100% paved driveway into planted oasis; Extended 'effective front yard' by 16' into shared public space.

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; 100% Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Historic Landmarks Review; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation; Custom Sculptural Topiary Triceratops Fabrication; Color Consulting; Post-Construction Services

Components: Garden, Stairs, Custom Furnishings, Custom Gate, Custom Railing, Sidewalk Landscaping, Parklet

Connect: FaceBook page 'Deepistan National Parklet'

Residential Garden Renovation

Residential Garden Renovation

Location: Glen Ellen, CA

Project: Landscaping renovation

Client: Residential

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Landscape Installation.

Retail Tenant Improvement

Retail Tenant Improvement

PRESS:  Zagat

Location: The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior Renovation in Historic Building

Client: Ice Cream Shop

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Custom furnishings; Project Management.

Completed: 2014

Urban Plaza Renovation

Urban Plaza Renovation

PRESS: The New Fillmore

Location: Fillmore at O'Farrell Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Existing Plaza renovation

Client: Civic

Concept: Interpretation of Adinkra symbols, Botanical Gardens (African Plants)

Function: Enliven existing public space

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation (workshop facilitation); Custom Planter/Bench Design, Cultural Programming, Interpretive Signage Design, Post-Construction Services

Components: De-paving, Custom Furnishings, Cultural Program, Botanical Gardens (African species), Interpretive Signage

 

Urban Plaza Renovation

Urban Plaza Renovation

PRESS: The New Fillmore

Location: Fillmore at O'Farrell Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Existing Plaza renovation

Client: Civic

Concept: Interpretation of Adinkra symbols, Botanical Gardens (African Plants)

Function: Enliven existing public space

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation (workshop facilitation); Custom Planter/Bench Design, Cultural Programming, Interpretive Signage Design, Post-Construction Services

Components: De-paving, Custom Furnishings, Cultural Program, Botanical Gardens (African species), Interpretive Signage

 

Urban Plaza Renovation

Urban Plaza Renovation

PRESS: The New Fillmore

Location: Fillmore at O'Farrell Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Existing Plaza renovation

Client: Civic

Concept: Interpretation of Adinkra symbols, Botanical Gardens (African Plants)

Function: Enliven existing public space

Sustainability: All recyclable materials; Low maintenance design; Climate-adapted self-propagating plant species; Local materials; Rainwater diversion.

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation (workshop facilitation); Custom Planter/Bench Design, Cultural Programming, Interpretive Signage Design, Post-Construction Services

Components: De-paving, Custom Furnishings, Cultural Program, Botanical Gardens (African species), Interpretive Signage

 

Residential Interior

Residential Interior

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior renovation

Client: Residential

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management.

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Commercial Office

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting.

Mixed-use Renovation

Mixed-use Renovation

Location: 2717 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior renovation

Client: Residence and Office [Shift Design Studio 2007-present]

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management; Landscape design and installation.

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Commercial Office

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting.

Contemporary Dance Instruction

Contemporary Dance Instruction

Concept: Language through movement

Commissioned by: Danze Comun, Bogota, Colombia

Services: Live performance and teaching

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Residential

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Project Management.

Stereoscopic Painting

Stereoscopic Painting

Concept: Objects as they are seen; foreground and background converge.

Medium: Watercolor

Exhibited: Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Residential

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Project Management.

Instrument

Instrument

Concept: Tu-bishvat "New Year for Trees"

Medium: Mixed-media instrument; olive tree wood from Israel, Redwood from Northern California, bone, ebony, strings, pickup with electric amplifier

Commissioned by and Exhibited: Contemporary Jewish Museum

 

 

 

Commercial Interior

Commercial Interior

Location: 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Law Office and Art Gallery Interior

Client: Commercial Office and Art Gallery

Services: Full Architectural Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management.

Exterior Building Graphic

Exterior Building Graphic

Location: San Francisco, CA

Services: Color and graphic design consulting

Exterior Building Graphic

Exterior Building Graphic

Location: San Francisco, CA

Services: Color and graphic design consulting

Interactive Landscape Installation

Interactive Landscape Installation

Location: San Francisco, CA

Commissioned by: San Francisco Mayor's Office (Gavin Newsom, Mayor  /  Mike Farrah, Senior Advisor)

Services: Interactive installation concept, design, project management and implementation

Public Park

Public Park

Location: Naples/Geneva Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Conversion of excess street to park.

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

Sustainability: Stormwater diversion (8,000 sf)

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection.

 

Public Park

Public Park

Location: Naples/Geneva Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Conversion of excess street to park.

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

Sustainability: Stormwater diversion (8,000 sf)

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection.

 

Public Park

Public Park

Location: Naples/Geneva Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Conversion of excess street to park.

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

Sustainability: Stormwater diversion (8,000 sf)

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection.

Public Park

Public Park

Location: Naples/Geneva Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Conversion of excess street to park.

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

Sustainability: Stormwater diversion (8,000 sf)

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection.

Conceptual Painting

Conceptual Painting

"Anywhere a Cat Can Go" (48 Prepositions of the English language)

Medium: Watercolor

Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Concept: PlayGround

Medium: Live performance with video

Exhibited: Dance Mission Theater

Commercial Gate

Commercial Gate

Location: 449 Second Street, San Francisco, CA

Project: Custom Gate

Client: Commercial Office

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management

Non-profit Organization

Non-profit Organization

Project: Since 2003, Shift Design Studio has pioneered  replacing excess urban concrete with sustainable gardens. Jane Martin founded Plant*SF in 2004 in order to establish and promote the city's formal process. She co-authored San Francisco's Sidewalk Landscaping Permit with the Department of Public Works under the direction of the Mayor's Office. In place since 2006, more than 1,500 applications have been filed and tens of thousands of square feet have been converted. Further, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (sewer authority) has formally adopted the practice as a strategy for diverting rainwater from the overloaded sewer system and for increasing freshwater reserves in local aquifers.

Services: Shift Design Studio provides services for citywide demonstration projects, including Concepts, Grant Writing, Agency Liaison, Design, Permitting, Project Management, Planting Workshops, and Educational Tours.

Connect: www.PlantSF.org and FaceBook for Plant*SF

 

Project Presentations, Teaching & Speaking Engagements

Project Presentations, Teaching & Speaking Engagements

Jane Martin presents the work of Shift Design Studio and Plant*SF locally and internationally. Presentation content and format are tailored to the audience, be they school children, engineers, contractors, garden clubs, university students or government officials.

Invitations for guest lectures, conference panels, teaching, project tours, policy development, arts performance, workshop demonstrations, speaking engagements and other creative projects are welcome.