David Baker Architects

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building


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The Dr. George Davis Senior Building features a private residential wing with amenities and social services for low-income senior residents. The residences are connected to a comprehensive public community center offering a gathering space and extensive programs for seniors from the larger community.

In addition to the services and structured programs—ranging from exercise classes to game nights to cooking demonstrations—the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center also serves as central meeting place where neighboring seniors can relax, catch up with their community, play pool, and drink coffee.

The 121 one- and two-bedroom affordable rental apartments for low-income seniors, including a placement program for seniors leaving incarceration. The residences have a private common room, event kitchen, fitness center, and an upcoming beauty salon, as well as a dedicated staff providing social services. Informal lounges and laundry rooms are sited on each floor, and there are shared decks overlooking the courtyard at the second and fourth levels. The building received more than 4,000 applications for its 121 units, highlighting the need for affordable senior housing in the area. 

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

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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

Learn more about the fine folks at the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building in this mini-documentary by the Rebus Project.

Home: The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center and Residence from David Baker Architects on Vimeo.

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

 

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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 the garden and African-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)plan as it related 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

Diagram: Site analysis. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Accents. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Accents. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: The facade and paving pattern is inspired by African textiles. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: The facade and paving pattern is inspired by African textiles. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Open green space. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram: Open green space. Image: David Baker Architects

Level-five floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level-three floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Level-two floor plan.

Site 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 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

DPW were on hand to start construction off right.

2014.06.25 Basement excavation in progress.

2015.01.29 The curvy "connector"—a bridge between the private residences and the public community center—takes shape.

2015.05.08 DBA staff touring the construction site.

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.

awards

AIACC Residential Design Award of Merit
AIA California Council

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, LEED, Senior Housing

​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
Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center and Residence 20903
San Francisco, California
Completed July 2016
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
LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Platinum