The St. Pete Pier has been a landmark for the city of St. Petersburg since the late 1800’s. Over the ensuing years the historic pier became too costly for the city to upkeep, necessitating a new pier. After a decade of design development, the aging icon was replaced with a revitalized pier and park, reconnecting the pier to the daily life of the city and its transportation systems.
Debuting in 2020, the new pier is a 26-acre waterfront district featuring a series of “destinations,” each one leading into the next, including a playground, environmental education center, restaurants and numerous art installations. The park offers bike paths, fishing piers, and jogging trails.
We provided structural design and geostructural design services to ASD Architects, Rogers Partners & Ken Smith Landscape Architect for the education center, pavilion, tilted lawn and signature pier head building, helping to revitalize the century-old beloved local and tourist destination
- The pier is built on piles and designed for designed to resist a foot of sea level rise as well as for 100-year storm surge scenarios.
- All buildings and structures sitting on the pier are designed to withstand a Category 4 hurricane and winds up to 155 mph.
- Our geostructural experts analyzed and developed the design, and in the process enabled the team to reduce the number of pile supports, decreasing material and installation costs.