Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

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.

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.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

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.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Photo Credit: Anthony Lindsey Photography

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Photo Credit: Anthony Lindsey Photography

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

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

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

 

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

 

Residential Renovation

Residential Renovation

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Architectural renovation

Client: Residential

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

Residential Renovation

Residential Renovation

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior renovation

Client: Residential

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

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.

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping, bicycle parking, custom seating

Client: Waldorf Grade School

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Planting Facilitation Workshop, Project Management.

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping, bicycle parking, custom seating

Client: Waldorf Grade School

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Planting Facilitation Workshop, Project Management.

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping, bicycle parking, custom seating

Client: Waldorf Grade School

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Permitting; Planting Facilitation Workshop, Project Management.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Photo Credit: Anthony Lindsey Photography

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

Residential Landscape

Residential Landscape

Photo Credit: Anthony Lindsey Photography

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Planting; Project Management.

Residential Sidewalk Garden

Residential Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management.

Residential Sidewalk Garden

Residential Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA

Project: Landscape

Client: Residential

Services: Full Landscape Architecture Services: Design; Materials/Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Project Management.

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

 

Public Park

Public Park

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

Project: Temporary conversion of excess street to park. (2009-2012; renovated and extended to 2017)

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

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

 

Public Park

Public Park

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

Project: Temporary conversion of excess street to park. (2009-2012; renovated and extended to 2017)

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

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

Photo Credit: Jeremy Shaw

Public Park

Public Park

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

Project: Temporary conversion of excess street to park. (2009-2012; renovated and extended to 2017)

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

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

Photo Credit: Jeremy Shaw

Public Park

Public Park

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

Project: Temporary conversion of excess street to park. (2009-2012; renovated and extended to 2017)

Client: San Francisco Planning Department

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

Photo Credit: Jeremy Shaw

Commercial Parklet

Commercial Parklet

Location: 443 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.

Project: Parklet.

Client: Commercial.

Photo Credit: Venga Empanada

Concept: Combine street space with sidewalk.

Function: Connect parklet and sidewalk landscape permits to create new depth of space in this typology.

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

Services: Design; Materials and Plants Selection; Permitting; Construction Detailing; Sourcing/Ordering; Project Management; Plant Installation; Color Consulting.

Components: Sidewalk Landscaping, Parklet

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.

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

 

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.

Residential Garden Renovation

Residential Garden Renovation

Location: Glen Ellen, CA

Project: Landscaping renovation

Client: Residential

Services: Design; Materials Selection; Landscape Installation.

Food Retail Tenant Improvement

Food Retail Tenant Improvement

PRESS:  Zagat

Location: The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior Renovation in Historic Building

Client: Ice Cream Shop (Humphry Slocombe)

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

Completed: 2014

Food Retail Tenant Improvement

Food Retail Tenant Improvement

PRESS:  Zagat

Location: The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Project: Interior Renovation in Historic Building

Client: Ice Cream Shop (Humphry Slocombe)

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

Completed: 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Installation Art

Installation Art

Title: StereoTypes: Nuance in the Conversation around Gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco

Concept: Oral history interviews re-contextualized through immersive audio to confound audience assumptions.

Medium: Experimental Mobile Platform 360' User-Driven Immersive Virtual Audio Space

Exhibited: Gray Area Foundation, San Francisco

Contemporary Dance Instruction

Contemporary Dance Instruction

Concept: Language through movement

Commissioned by: Danze Comun, Bogota, Colombia

Services: Live performance and teaching

Stereoscopic Painting

Stereoscopic Painting

Title: T/Here (Still Life)

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

Medium: Watercolor

Exhibited: Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco

Painting & Drawing

Painting & Drawing

Title: 'After Velasquez'

Concept: A study in spatial relationships.

Medium: Pencil and Watercolor

Exhibited: Private Collection, North Carolina

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

 

 

 

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Residential

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

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Urban Sidewalk Garden

Location: San Francisco, CA.

Project: Sidewalk Landscaping

Client: Residential

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

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

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

Medium: Watercolor

Video & Dance Performance

Video & Dance Performance

Title: '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.