San Francisco Business Times Deals of the Years Awards, Community Impact, 2013
Hunters View Block 4
San Francisco, CA
Block 4 is the centerpiece of Phase 1 of our master plan for redevelopment of Hunters View, San Francisco’s most distressed public housing project. It was essential that this first building embody the new plan’s ideas and set a standard for following phases.
The building wraps two linked courtyards that provide secure play space for children and common space for adults. Single-loaded outdoor circulation galleries are visible to and from the courts. A generous community room serves all of Phase 1 and opens to stunning city views and the neighborhood’s first park.
Stepping over Challenges
On a site with many challenges, the new building provides secure, healthy housing for families and universal access on steep topography in a cost effective building type. The design demonstrates how a block-sized building with a simple organization can achieve the delicate stepping with slopes that characterizes San Francisco neighborhoods.