American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

474 Natoma

Special Commendation

Social Responsibility

Dramatically filling a void in San Francisco’s SOMA Redevelopment Area, 474 Natoma provides 60 affordable apartments for a diverse group of low income families. The high density complex is knitted into the urban fabric as a transition between the gritty Sixth Street SRO corridor and the gentrifying Eastern SOMA neighborhood.

The jury noted that these non-profit affordable housing units knit tightly into the urban fabric while providing a surprising level of natural light and quality living space on a budget. At 220 units per acre this high density housing serves as an excellent model for affordable redevelopment of tight urban spaces. It is equally impressive when it comes to energy and water efficiency achievement without breaking the bank.

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Bruce Damante Photography
Public Artist
Catherine Wagner
Waterproofing Consultant
Simpson Gumpertz Heger
Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.
Architectural Lighting Design
Treadwell & Rollo
SJ Engineers
FW Associates, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer
SJ Engineers
Structural Engineer
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer
Luk and Associates
Cliff Lowe Associates
Project/Construction Manager
Bill Moffett, LLC
General Contractor
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Bridge Housing Corporation
Associated Architect
Saida + Sullivan Design Partners
Design Awards 2016