CMG Landscape Architecture


San Francisco

2011 to present

Parkmobiles were created to enliven street life in the evolving Yerba Buena District of San Francisco. Designed for economy and durability, Parkmobiles are rugged, custom-designed industrial containers that incorporate seating and landscape into easily deployable units. Six Parkmobiles, each with a different plant mix, were moved throughout the district’s streets, creating new active public spaces. Parkmobiles was part of CMG Landscape Architecture’s Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, a community-based public space plan with 36 intervention projects for the next generation of public space in the district.

Community, Pleasure, Sustainability
11,000 per unit + pro-bono design
3 months – 40 hours design + permitting, 2 weeks fabrication
9 – 2 designers, 4 fabricators, 2 landscape installers, 1 driver
Problem - dearth of public places for people to sit and socialize
Solution - mobile containers that add seating and beauty to public places