Oyster Point Development

The Oyster Point Development project in South San Francisco consists of a large new park adjacent to the San Francisco Bay and the Oyster Point Marina. RJSD designed three new restroom facilities as well as fencing around the existing pump station.

This project illustrates our experience developing structural design solutions that are resilient to the public use and require minimal ongoing maintenance, as well as coordination with the landscape architect. Due to its proximity to the bay, the environment at Oyster Point is highly corrosive, and the building is expected to be wet due to natural ventilation, shower use, and cleaning. To address these concerns as well as architectural desires, the restroom buildings have concrete battered walls with increased cover to reduce corrosion and spalling. Special attention was also paid to the concrete mix design to reduce corrosion. The exterior walls were formed with a form liner to create a patterned surface reminiscent of barnacles, and also had a graffiti barrier coating. The steel roof is galvanized for similar exterior exposure.

The soil at Oyster Point is soft, and settles rapidly over time. We worked closely with the landscape architect to develop typical paving details, and details for how the paving interacts with the mat foundations of the buildings. We also coordinated with the plumbing and electrical engineers and the Geotechnical engineer to develop the appropriate piping and conduit support details that can accommodate expected settlement.

South San Francisco, CA

Kilroy Oyster Point

Hathaway Dinwiddie
Dreyfuss + Blackford


Steel framing, concrete walls and mat

Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge
Maureen Joyce Project Manager