The construction will be highly regulated and rely heavily on pre-fabricated components. Members such as the arched truss system, concrete roof slabs, green roof assembly and facade cladding will all be subject to pre-fabrication off site and transported to each market when appropriate. This method helps cut down on-location costs and allows for a quick assembly once on site.   


Market Street is divided into three even segments, allowing different "pushes" to create a dynamic series of undulating landscapes.


The new landscape creates external and internal programs. Internal programs house businesses such as retail, food, drink as well as amenities like bathrooms, information kiosks and maintenance equipment. The surface programs are designed as park spaces which provide a variety of activities.  

 The Market Street Proposal is an urban design strategy aiming to eliminate all forms of motorized traffic from a portion a heavily trafficked street in San Francisco by replacing it with a series of pedestrian markets.


3.  Adjacent street, vehicle flow

1.  Northeast end of Market Street

2.  Existing intersections to organize market spaces

Pedestrianization; vb

to convert (a street) into an area for the use of pedestrians only, by excluding all motor vehicles

Northeast Market Street  San Francisco, CA


Project by: Steven Berkas

Professor: John Brittingham

Fall 2012

5. Redefined intersections, accommodating new traffic flow

6.  Program Implementation


The existing shops and businesses along Market street are reflected in each newly created market. This technique ensures a consistent methodology of assigning appropriate programs within the urban fabric. 

4.  Divided Markets