David Baker Architects

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building


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North view with entry. Image: David Baker Architects

The freeform connector bridge contains shared spaces and vertical circulation. Image: David Baker Architects

Help Bayview Senior Services get low-income seniors set up as they move into their new apartments in the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building.

Check out the video to the right for a Virtual Tour with BHPMSS's Cathy Davis, and donate to the Movin' on UP fund here.

 

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 building received more than 4,000 applications for its 121 units, highlighting the need for affordable senior housing in the area. 

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-inspired curved entry. Image: David Baker Architects

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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.

Construction

 

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 with landscape design by Miller Company Landscape Architects. Image: David Baker Architects

The freeform connector bridge contains shared spaces and vertical circulation. Image: David Baker Architects

Corner view. Image: David Baker Architects

North view with entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Courtyard view of kitchen garden and Afrocentric-inspired curved entry. Image: David Baker Architects

North elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

East elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

South elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

West elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

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

Ground level plan with landscape design by Miller Company Landscape Architects. Image: David Baker Architects

Carroll Street landscape improvements. Image: Miller Company Landscape Architects

Site analysis diagram composite. Image: David Baker Architects

AERIAL DIAGRAM: Accent. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Accents. Image: David Baker Architects

AERIAL DIAGRAM: Fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: fabric. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Green. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Green. Image: David Baker Architects

Level five floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level three floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level two floor plan.

Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Basement plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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.

2015.01.29 The squiggles connector takes shape.

2015.05.08 DBA group photo at our office construction tour.

2015.05.08 A view of the courtyard, almost topped out.

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

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, LEED, Senior Housing, Under Construction

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

McCormack Baron Salazar

Interior Architecture

Gelfand Partners Architects

Associate Architect

MWA Architects

Landscape Architect

Miller Company Landscape Architects

Contractor

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Civil Engineer

Sandis

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project data
5800 Third Street                 20903  
San Francisco, California
Under Construction
 
number of units
1 bedroom 117
2 bedroom  4
total 121
commercial
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
parking
total 57
spaces/unit .5
type garage + drop-off
bicycle parking 34
certification