Living Shorelines

The Studio for Urban Projects is currently working with scientists from San Francisco State University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center to develop a series of modular and easily deployable architectures for the Living Shorelines Project. The structures are designed to create buffers to storm surges and rising tides with native oyster reef systems while helping to restore biodiversity and are being prototyped to be used throughout the San Francisco Bay. The project is being lead by Dr. Katharyn Boyer, Professor of Biology at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center. 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.