building entrances - main entry gate and studio entrance
curved units and breezeway - day and night
interior courtyard - play area and upper open space overlooking play area
detail of the breezeway and mews
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8th and Howard: SOMA studios and apartments
162 units, commercial, open space
San Francisco, CA
AIA Housing Committee Award: Multifamily Housing, Builder’s Choice Merit Award, Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Irving Gonzales, Shelley Davis, and DB Architects
This five-story affordable complex combines apartments and modern single-occupancy studios with a wealth of community spaces, including an on-site daycare, a full service, organic grocery store and commercial spaces.
The building is visually rich, with a bright geometric façade punctuated by long windows on one side and a sinuous wall creating curving rooms on the other. These careful, yet playful design touches allowed for engaging interiors and active exterior spaces.
G7A was Associate Architect with David Baker Architects