Living Shorelines

Currently under development, the Studio for Urban Projects is working with scientists from San Francisco State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center to create a series of modular and easily deployable architectures to attract native oysters and cultivate eelgrass. These expermiental structures will be prototyped in the San Francisco Bay through the ongoing Living Shorelines Project and aim to create buffers to storm surges and rising tides while helping to restore biodiversity.

This project is being lead by Dr. Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Biology at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University in collaboration with Marine Ecologist Stephanie Kiriakopolos, Lead Researcher on the San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project. The study that is forming the basis for our design work can be found in the San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines: Nearshore Linkages Project Summary