8th and Howard: SOMA studios and apartments

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Private commission

162 units, commercial, open space

TNDC

San Francisco, CA

Construction Complete

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