David Baker Architects

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building

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North view with entry.

The Dr. George Davis Senior Building will feature 121 one- and two-bedroom affordable rental apartments for seniors. The building and its neighborhood-serving senior community center round out a quartet of buildings creating a diverse urban community along San Francisco's rapidly developing Third Street Corridor. Integrating senior housing into a mixed-use micro-neighborhood adds a multi-generational aspect and prevents seniors from living in isolation.

The five-story apartment building will house common areas and property management offices as well as sitting, dining, and exercise rooms. Above, informal lounges and laundry areas will dot the residential floors.

The at-grade senior center will provide senior services, two conference rooms, a kitchen, lounges, and staff offices.


Courtyard view of kitchen garden and afrocentric curvy thing. Image: DBA

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2015.07.07 The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building framed and being sheathed.

2015.01.29 The squiggles connector takes shape.



This large and complex wood frame over concrete building is under construction, scheduled for completion in 2016.

2015.05.08 DBA group photo at our office construction tour.

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Level two floor plan.

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Ground level plan.

Corner view.

North elevation.

East elevation.

South elevation.

West elevation.

The Dr. George Davis Senior Building (Lot 42) as it relates to the upcoming adjacent market-rate housing at Third and Carroll (Lot 41).

Carroll Street landscape improvements. Image: Miller Company Landscape Architects

Site analysis diagram composite.


DIAGRAM: Accents.


DIAGRAM: fabric.



Level five floor plan.

Level three floor plan.

Ground level plan.

Basement plan.

The high-profile line-up turning the first dirt at the ground-breaking celebration included California Senator Mark Leno, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and SF Mayor Ed Lee.

DPW were on hand to start construction off right.

2014.06.25 Basement excavation in progress at the Dr. George Davis site.

2015.05.08 A view of the courtyard, almost topped out.

project details


Affordable Housing, All Projects, Senior Housing, Under Construction


San Francisco, California


McCormack Baron Salazar

Associate Architect

MWA Architects

Landscape Architect

Miller Company Landscape Architects


Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Civil Engineer




project data
5800 Third Street                 20903  
San Francisco, California
Under Construction
number of units
1 bedroom 117
2 bedroom  4
total 121
senior center sf 14,967
density ratios
project sf 154,398
site sf 83,017
acres 1.91
total bedrooms 125
bedrooms/acre 65
units/acre 61
total 57
spaces/unit .5
type garage + drop-off
bicycle parking 34