David Baker Architects

Indiana Industrial Lofts

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Northwestern view across 25th Street. Image: Brian Rose.

At the base of San Francisco's Potrero Hill, these live+work lofts take full advantage of-—and contribute to—the industrial aspects of the area.

Lofts are sited to create a dynamic relationship between the buildings and broken up into "building blocks" to mitigate each unit's long volume. The orientation and elevation of each space were thoughtfully considered to respond to specific views afforded by the neighborhood.

Unit entries are through a central shared open court, which also provides cross ventilation and additional natural light. True working lofts, the units fronting Indiana Street feature direct street access through 8-by-14-foot doors.

Through the fennel and barbed wire the industrial lofts appear. Image: Brian Rose.

Privacy screens provide individual space along the shared balconies. Image: Brian Rose.


The two buildings enclose a courtyard spanned by a bridge.

Bridges span the central courtyard on two levels. Image: Brian Rose.

Super Dutch Doors

These monumental 3 leaf Dutch doors were custom fabricated by Hoss Ward.


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

project details


All Projects, Lofts, Market-Rate, San Francisco


San Francisco, California


Overland Development


David Baker Architects



project data
Indiana Industrial Lofts
1415 Indiana Street
San Francisco, California
Completed 1999
number of units
loft 18
total 18
density ratios
project sf 37,809
site sf 11,700
acres 0.3
total bedrooms 18
bedrooms/acre 67
units/acre 67
total 18
spaces/unit 1
type partial podium