Unity Plaza serves as a hub connecting businesses, residents, City College, and Muni routes in the area with the goal to be known as an iconic, attractive, comfortable and safe gathering place in addition to an enduring and lasting presence in the community. The plaza features benches, pedestrian lighting, a domed climbing-structure and photography displays depicting the area’s history.
T.B. Penick closely collaborated with the City of SF Landscape Architect Jasmine Kaw and artist Kelly Ording to install her paving-design entitled “Ebb and Flow” which is a homage to the Plaza’s micro-climate and its constant cycle of fog, sun and wind. According to Kaw, the design is “a unique pattern and required a specialized paving contractor to execute. The design team turned to Penick early in the design process. The Lithocrete paving material not only brought unique colors and textures but successfully enabled the artist’s two dimensional vision to become a reality at a large scale.”