Waterfront Resilience Program recognized with 2022 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Resource Studies & Reports
Waterfront Resilience Program’s Embarcadero Seawall Historic Assets and Risks Report of San Francisco is a winner for the 2022 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Resource Studies & Reports.
About the Historic Assets and Risks Report
San Francisco’s growth and culture has been tied to the waterfront since its founding almost 250 years ago. Today, this rich history is manifest in the Embarcadero Historic District — added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 2006 — and the last largely intact historic break-bulk cargo port in the United States.
The Port of San Francisco’s Embarcadero Seawall Program — which includes most of the Embarcadero Historic District — seeks to understand and address earthquake and flood risks along the waterfront. As part of the Program’s Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment (MHRA), the Historic Assets and Risks Report catalogs the historic buildings and structures along a three-mile length of the waterfront, highlighting their significance and important features and providing information on their potential exposure to earthquakes and flooding. Ultimately this report and the larger MHRA will inform future projects along the Embarcadero to create a more sustainable and resilient waterfront.