901 Fairfax Avenue by David Baker Architects

This community hub in San Francisco encourages social interaction and supports a safe, walkable neighborhood.
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Part of the continuing restoration of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood, 901 Fairfax replaced decrepit and outdated housing in 2018 with healthy homes and much-needed community resources. The complex of 72 affordable units now offers bright, well-ventilated indoor environments, an open-air pedestrian bridge, and sweeping views over the San Francisco Bay. The building’s centralized amenities included a public plaza, child-development center, multipurpose event space, wellness center, recording studio, and social services network. 

Project Details

Architect: David Baker Architects & Paulett Taggart Architects
Location: San Francisco, California
Completed: 2018
Square feet: 90,895
LEED certification: Gold

From the firms: "901 Fairfax is the centerpiece of an organic neighborhood that connects homes, services, transit, and views, and works with the site’s steep, surrounding slopes."

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