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Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners

  • Architects: David Baker + Partners
  • Location: 75 Dore Street, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Associate Architect: Baker Vilar Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
  • Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
  • Structural Engineer: Treadwell + Rollo
  • Mechanical Engineer: Tommy Siu + Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Luk + Associates
  • Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Brian Rose, Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners

Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners © Brian Rose © Brian Rose © Brian Rose

From the architect. These 98 rental units of supportive affordable housing serve tenants with special needs, such as physical and developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and chronic homelessness. Folsom + Dore is the first new building in San Francisco to receive a LEED Silver rating, and its sustainable features both reduce its environmental impact and curtail the energy costs borne by residents.

Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners
Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners

The entry garden court and green stair, filled with giant bamboo, provide a transitional decompression space between the homes and the hard urban environment outside. Residential parking has been greatly reduced, making way for a hybrid car-share vehicle and protected bicycle parking.

Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners
Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners
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