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Fred Clarke led panel on Transbay project at San Francisco architecture festival

Fred Clarke led panel on Transbay project at San Francisco architecture festival

Fred Clarke led panel on Transbay project at San Francisco architecture festival

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 22, 2011) — Fred Clarke, FAIA, Senior Principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, led a panel on the Transbay Transit Center at San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival.

“‘Grand Central of the West’: The Transbay Transit Center,” is part of the month-long architecture festival, the nation’s largest event of its kind. The panel, which took place on Sept. 22 at AIA San Francisco, covered the Transbay project and its potential to transform both downtown San Francisco and the Bay Area’s regional transporm. Panelists included principals from the project team and Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, executive director of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is the architect for the Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco’s multimodal transportation hub slated for completion in 2017, as well as the adjacent Transbay Tower. The Transbay project has attracted global attention and will be the first new high-speed rail station to be built in the U.S. The building will include a 5.4-acre rooftop park.

Now in its eighth year, the Architecture and the City Festival is organized by AIA San Francisco. The theme of this year’s festival, which runs Sept. 1 - 30, is “Architecture of Consequence.” Programs, events and exhibits will explore how design can solve pressing societal issues.

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