Description

The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Mayor`s Office of Housing joined forces for this high density—223 large units per acre—residence for low-income families. The design is divided of three distinct areas: a garden through which residents and visitors enter the building and leave behind the harsh urban neighborhood surrounding it, a ground-level oasis courtyard in the rear of the building, and a roof garden with rotating individual garden plots for tenants. Intentionally designed for passive use, this is meant as a calm refuge within the chaotic Tenderloin environment.

Constructed, 2005

Awards
Old - AIA California Council in 2008Old - AIA San Francisco in 2007Old - ASLA Honor Award in 2007
Factoids
2006- Builder’s Choice Special Focus Award, Urban Gardem with David Baker + Partners, Builder’s Magazine
2006- National Grand Award with David Baker + Partners, Residential Architect Magazine
2007- Merit Award in Design American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter