Hunters View Housing Blocks 5&6

Architect: Paulett Taggart Architects

Location: San Francisco, California

Category: Multifamily Housing (category three)

These two new blocks of affordable family housing reflect the scale, rhythm, and texture of San Francisco.

These two new blocks of affordable family housing at Hunters View are part of the first phase of San Francisco’s ambitious HOPE SF program to rebuild the worst of San Francisco’s deteriorated, crime-ridden public housing. With a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, the Hunters View Redevelopment is being completed in three phases in order to allow the existing tenants to remain in the neighborhood. Our design for two city blocks organizes 53 units into two L-shaped buildings per block to form continuous street frontages and surround two secure shared courtyards. Each building contains stacked multi-level townhouses that step down with the street’s slope and reflect the scale, rhythm, and texture of San Francisco. Hunters View is certified LEED for Neighborhood Design (LEED ND) and GreenPoint Rated.

"A concept that both increases density, while also enhancing the community feel."—Jury comment

Additional information

Engineer (civil): Carlile Macy Engineer

Engineer (electrical): FW Associates

Engineer (mechanical): Timmons Design Engineers

Engineer (structural): Structural Design Engineers

Landscape architect: GLS Landscape Architecture

Lighting consultant: Auerbach Glasow French

Acoustic consultant: Charles M Salter Associates

Waterproofing consultant: Gale Associates  

Green point rater: Full Circle Architecture  

General contractor: Cahill-­‐Nibbi Contractors

JV project/construction manager: APC International Inc.


Katherine Williams, AIA, (Chair) Fifth Generation Holdings, Falls Church, Virginia

Joe Digrado, AIA, Danielian Associates, Irvine, California

Blake Held, AIA, Blake H. Held Architect, PLLC, Honeoye Falls, New York

Charles Mudede, The Stranger (Journalist), Seattle, Washington

David Perkes, AIA, Mississippi State University GCCDS, Biloxi, Mississippi    

Image credits


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