SOMA Residences Affordable Housing, All, Apartments, Baker Vilar Architects, HUD, Market Rate, Micro-Units, Mixed-Use, San Francisco
San Francisco, California


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Main entrance to residences and retail space along Mission Street.

Northern view down Minna.

Located on Mission Street, in the south of market area of San Francisco, this project is comprised of 278 units of that 55 are affordable, sitting on top of a two level mixed use podium. The commercially active Mission Street side of the podium contains street level retail while the residential character of the Minna Street side is reinforced by the presence of 20 ground level live/work lofts. Two levels of commercial and residential parking are located between the live/work and retail.
Above the podium, the apartment units are contained in two three-story buildings surrounding two large courtyards. Access to the apartments and courtyards is achieved by a three level bridge/lobby that divides the buildings and the courtyards while connecting all the resultant parts. The entire top floor has loft mezzanine units which feature additional skylights or clerestories.

View of the southern side of the interior courtyard.

The lobby features a custom reception desk by Robert Fukuda + Andre Caradec from Studio Under Manufacture (www.sumarch.com).

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Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Best Apartment Project up to 4 Stories
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

project details

Client

Emerald Fund

Architect

David Baker Architects

Associate Architect

Baker Vilar Architects

Structural Engineer

Tipping Mar + Associates

Contractor

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Photographer

Brian Rose

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project data
SOMA Residences
9708
1045 Mission
San Francisco, California
Completed 2000
number of units
loft 20
studio
78
1 bedroom 180
total 278
commercial
retail sf 4,127
density ratio
project sf 257,933
site sf 61,334
acres 1.4
total bedrooms 278
bedrooms/acre 197
units/acre 197
parking
total 251
spaces/unit 0.9
type podium