Alameda Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal

Alameda, California
United States

The Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal serves as a major gateway for the newly redeveloped former Alameda Naval Air Base, providing passenger ferry service to San Francisco and Oakland. The terminal features a permanent pier and gangways as well as surrounding streetscape improvements for bicycle, pedestrian, and car access. Since Alameda is an island with limited entrance and exit points, the ferry terminal was built to serve as an alternative for commuters.

The lighting design creates a welcoming atmosphere and highlights the iconic pier canopy structure with uplighting that accentuates its form and provides targeted illumination levels. Ramp wall uplighting defines the pier entrance and highlights signage. Illuminated bollards flanking the entry stairs delineate between the roadway and bikeway while also lighting the adjacent crosswalk. All of these elements combined are purposeful ways to assist with wayfinding, leading patrons to the pier

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Transportation
  • 1,500 sq.ft. | 139 sq.m.
  • Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Billy Hustace