Future Landscapes
Design, Visualization & Photography
Waterplay & Ecoplay

Sacramento's Front Porch

Competition, Visualization

Historically, the Sacramento Waterfront was the most culturally diverse open space in the City. Front Street to the waterfront was a free, open zone that cultivated incredible social and economic activity. While preservation efforts saved historic buildings, the highway, rail and levee infrastructure create a physical and psychological “island”.

“Sacramento’s Front Porch” proposes to restore the area between Front Street and the Waterfront into a signature park that honors Sacramento’ history and inspires the future for the local and visiting community. The Waterfront is re-positioned as Sacramento’s welcome mat, a diverse and social place for all.

Client: Atlas Lab
Role: 3D Modelling, Visualization
Location: Sacramento, USA
Date: March 2019
Team: Atlas Lab, Agency L+P, HR&A, Dreyfuss+Blackford, Fehr+Peers, Rana Creek, Kimley-Horn, Buehler Engineering

All text courtesy Atlas Lab

Waterplay & Ecoplay

Waterplay & Ecoplay

“Sacramento’s Front Porch” proposes to restore the area between Front Street and the Waterfront into a signature park including playful water & planting zones, a river overlook, events plaza and continuous bike path.

BBQ Pavilion

BBQ Pavilion

Planning for the future of the Sacramento Waterfront is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Front Porch represents a vision Sacramento can be proud of – a project that is ambitious yet practical.

Performance Plaza

Performance Plaza

Authentic to our city, The Front Porch is a welcoming project integral to community and nature, hopeful for people of all walks of life, all races, locals, tourists – everybody young and old.

Front Porch Aerial

Front Porch Aerial

The proposal is unified by a continuous ‘front porch’ that hosts a variety of programmatic elements - market tents, playful swings, art installations & cooling elements.