Archinect studio snapshop of sitelab urban studio

"We want to be known for our impact and connection to the communities we foster through meaningful, sustainable design." -Laura Crescimano (Principal)

Amazing turnout at

San José Public Meeting

Hundreds of South Bay Residents got a glimpse of a future that includes Google in San Jose’s downtown core on Saturday.

Google mixed-use framework goes public

Framework vision presented at the SAAG public meeting. To see the full presentation visit the San Jose City’s website at:

West Oakland Mixed-Use Project, Kirkham, has been approved

One of the Bay Area's most forward-thinking transit-oriented developments just got the green light from Oakland's Planning Commission.

Laura Crescimano interviewed by bay area power women

May 22, 2019

Laura Crescimano will be honored as one of the Bisnow 2019 Bay Area Power Women

SITELAB Principal Amit Price Patel, interviewed for an APA planner profile

May 15, 2019

“We consider ourselves “radical pragmatists” and have to continually balance innovative imagination with hardheaded practicalities to get things done.” -Amit Price Patel article on pier 70’s process and construction update

March 25, 2019

“We build consensus to find solutions that can bridge the multiple competing demands of any urban project. And throughout the process, we kept checking back to ask: does this meet the identity?” - Laura Crescimano

Google files an application with the City of Mountain View to develop the first new “Complete Neighborhood.”

December 10, 2018

SITELAB is leading the urban design with a great team including, West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H. T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, and Fehr + Peers

A new type of Transit Oriented Development!

December 5, 2018

A new type of Transit Oriented Development! SITELAB urban studio is partnering with SFMTA, Hatch, and HDR to develop feasibility studies for housing above a rebuilt transit yard.

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Building 15 on the move

October 24, 2018

Building 15 gets temporarily moved to begin transforming 22nd street. The structure will be returned to mark the gateway at Pier 70.

The Urbanist features articles on the Resilient Bay Area Challenge

July 10, 2018

“The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge is an innovative year-long collaborative design challenge that brought together local residents, public officials and a broad range of experts to develop innovative design ideas to strengthen the Bay Area’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, earthquakes and flooding.”

BISNOW writes on Pier 70 ground breaking

May 14, 2018

Nob Hill Gazette does a profile on Amit Price Patel

March 2018

Laura Crescimano mentioned in the Archpaper on her talk at the Monterey Design Conference

November 28, 2017

Pier 70 gets unanimous approval from the Board of Supervisors

October 31, 2017

10 teams selected to map Bay Area’s response to rising sea levels

September 11, 2017

SITELAB is among 10 talented design teams selected to participate in the Resilient by Design challenge

Pier 70 gets unanimous approval from Planning Commission

August 24, 2017

Burrows Pocket Park on the front page of the Chinese Newspaper

July 7, 2017

John Kings article on Pier 70's D4D

March 28, 2017

Massive Pier 70 Project reaches a major milestone

Forest City commits to 33 percent affordable housing

June 16th, 2015

“The development, slated for four acres near the Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission streets, will now reserve 33 percent of its housing for below-market-rate units. That commitment makes it the first private development to fulfill the goal of Proposition K, last year's ballot initiative calling for one-third of housing produced in San Francisco to be affordable to low- and moderate-income residents.”

Evan Rose wins G Holmes Perkins Award

May 17, 2015

5th and mission plan adds affordable housing

June 16th, 2015

Mayor Ed Lee said the project, known as 5M, is the first private development to meet the goals of 2014’s Proposition K, which called for 33 percent of housing produced in the city to be affordable to low- and moderate-income families.

“We made it clear to Forest City from the start that we wanted them to maximize the affordable-housing component of the 5M project,” Lee said Monday.

Laura Cresimano’s pipe dream is to redefine architecture

March 19, 2014

"Laura is on the cutting edge of where design is going," says Forest City senior vice president Alexa Arena. "She brings a more experience-based approach to design, working from the ground floor up versus working from the physicality of the architecture down."

Crescimano's rising reputation is a small feat in this gender-lopsided field, where only 17 percent of principals and partners are women, according to the most recent numbers from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Through an initiative of the AIA's San Francisco chapter, the notion of the Missing 32 Percent has become both an ongoing project and a catchphrase describing the architecture gender gap.

Forest city unveils pIER 70 PLAN

January 16, 2013

What’s going on at pier 70

October 14, 2014