Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - ferry stations

Designers: Braccia/Debrer/Heglund Architects (firm); Braccia ; Richard L. Heglund (architect); Jacques M. de Brer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1975-1976

total floor area: 18,000 sq. ft.

East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA

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The Larkspur Ferry Terminal (LFT) opened on 12/13/1976, part of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, formed in 1969. According to the "History of Golden Gate Ferry Service" on the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District's web site: "Initial passenger amenities at the LFT site included an 18,000 square foot futuristic open air 'space frame' designed by the firm Braccia, Debrer & Heglund under the leadership of internationally known architect Jacques de Brer. The LFT parking lot began with 1,000 spaces and, by 2008, was increased to 1,808. Three ferry berths were constructed and expanded to four berths in the 1990s. LFT has a covered paid passenger waiting area, restrooms, and can accommodate up to 72 bikes in racks provided at the facility. The facility is wheelchair accessible." (See "History of Golden Gate Ferry Service,"Accessed 10/11/2011.)

The triangular space-frame Larkspur Ferry Terminal won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award in the American Institute of Steel Construction's 17th Annual Competition for Steel-framed Structures.

PCAD id: 5841