Berkeley Bicycle / Pedestrian Bridge Eastern Touchdown Plaza and Dona Spring Animal Care Services LEED Shelter

At the east side of the pedestrian bridge spanning Interstate 80 in Aquatic Park, PlaceWorks prepared landscape architectural documents for the bridge’s east side plaza and the adjacent Dona Spring Animal Shelter. The plaza provides safe pedestrian access along the Aquatic Park lagoon separated from bicycle traffic. Features include informational signage, a map of Berkeley’s bikeways, seating, a wetlands overlook, and native plantings. For the shelter, we worked with Burks Toma Architects to develop a LEED-certified project that also qualifies as a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape, including numerous sustainable practices above and beyond those required for LEED certification.