USCG Sector Command Center Yerba Buena Island

  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Client ECH Architecture
  • Owner U.S. Coast Guard
  • Synergistic Security

    5 operations, 1 building – Interagency Operations Center.

  • On (More) Solid Ground

    Geopiers under the building resist vertical settlement and lateral spreading caused by seismic events.

From Spanish settlement to Sector Command Center. A lot has changed on Yerba Buena Island since it was the Spanish settlement that would later become San Francisco, including a new, two-story 13,365 square-foot Command Center for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Reid Middleton provided the structural engineering for this important facility. The new building serves as a coordination point for local responders to strategize with USCG Commands. The building houses the Vessel Traffic Control Center for the bay area. Because the new Command Center is critical to Coast Guard operations and commerce in the bay area, it was designed and constructed as an essential facility using the International Building Code. The Command Center is designed to meet LEED® Silver Certification. Now, five agencies (Sector Command Operations Center, Vessel Traffic Services Watchstanders, Field Intelligence Support Team (FIST), Port Partners, and Rescue 21) enjoy one shared building.