David Baker Architects

Hunters View Blocks 7 & 11


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Panoramic view of Middlefield Road. Image: David Baker Architects

DBA corner.

PTA corner.

David Baker Architects and Paulett Taggart Architects joined together to design affordable public housing for two steeply sloped blocks in Hunters View, an existing distressed San Francisco Housing Authority site. The site was completely reconfigured with a modern traditional neighborhood master plan designed by Solomon/Mithun Architects.

This project entails 107 units of affordable family housing in six buildings on two city blocks within the Phase II redevelopment of Hunters View. The design strategy integrates the two blocks as one, then divides the design into manageable, cost-effective elements.

Two accessible, five-story apartment buildings are situated on the most level portion of the site on Fairfax Avenue. Row houses step down the steeper adjacent streets. Our design strategy includes designing a range of  facades with design partner Paulett Taggart Architects, to create a rich and varied street wall with a diversity of scale, texture, and style.

Oblique view of Fairfax Avenue entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Townhouses with private stoops connect directly with the neighborhood.

Rowhouses

Rowhouses step up the more steeply sloped portion of blocks.

Rowhouse section showing how it adjusts to the steep slope.

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The site encompasses two entire blocks.

Site Plan

The site encompasses two steeply sloped blocks.

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Site strategies.

Panoramic view of Middlefield Road. Image: David Baker Architects

Residential entry at Fairfax Avenue.

Oblique view of Fairfax Avenue entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Site strategies.

DBA corner.

PTA corner.

New park.

Townhouses with private stoops connect directly with the neighborhood.

Rowhouse section showing how it adjusts to the steep slope.

The site encompasses two entire blocks.

2014.04 Paulett Taggart and David Baker on the site prior to construction.

2015.09.03 the townhouse foundation construction proceeds on Block 11.

2015.09.03 A view of the Bay Bridge through the Shot-Crete board textured wall of the apartment garage of Block 7. Image: David Baker Architects

2016.03.03 We got our building permit finally. Block 10 is starting construction in the foreground. Image: David Baker Architects

awards

Real Estate Deal of the Year
San Francisco Business Times

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, San Francisco, Townhouses, Under Construction, Urban Design

​Location

San Francisco, CA

Developer

John Stewart Company

Architect

David Baker Architects

Architect

Paulett Taggart Architects

Landscape Architect

GLS Landscape/Architecture

Structural Engineer

KPFF Consulting Engineers

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project data
Hunters View Blocks 7 & 11 21211
San Francisco, California
Completed April 2017
number of units
1 bedroom 30
2 bedroom 32
3 bedroom 36
4 bedroom 8
total 107
density ratios
project sf 71,061
site sf 43,194
acres 0.99
total bedrooms 239
bedrooms/acre 133
units/acre 59
open space sf 10,267
open space sf/unit 118
parking
auto 68
bicycle 52
type garage
construction type
Type V-A over Type I-A
Type III-A over Type I-A
Type V-B
certification
Goal: LEED Silver