Light weaves the existing fabric of the neighborhood towards a greener future.

Formerly a demolished San Francisco Central Freeway site, this new low income housing complex ignites the Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. The 120 residential-unit building rests above the corner of Fulton and Gough streets and directly above 2,700 square feet of retail space. In addition to this, HLB’s scope of work included all public spaces and amenity areas, courtyard, lobby, offices, multipurpose room and exterior street lighting.

Yet another collaboration between HLB and David Baker Architects, the Richardson Apartments surpassed California’s Title 24 requirement for nonresidential areas and 15 percent more for its residential areas. Lighting controls included occupancy and photo sensors, all contributing to its much lauded GreenPoint Rating in 2012.

Project Highlights

• GreenPoint Rated
• Building uses solar electricity


David Baker Architects


Project Background

• 20,000 square feet
• $36 million

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