“Blending the historic and urban typology, Curran House respects the existing National Historic Registry eligible District while being a fresh building that is of its own time.”
Simple Solutions for a Limited Budget: Designing affordable housing in the heart of San Francisco
An award-winning affordable housing project located in a vibrant urban setting, the Curran House required cost-effective structural design solutions. The nine-story, 85,000-sf low-income development features 67 apartments, including a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. The structural system consists of reinforced, post-tensioned concrete slabs supported by reinforced concrete shearwalls with a reinforced concrete mat foundation.
- Due to the plethora of nearby public transit connections, the unit required no parking, saving several million in construction costs on the project.
- The space saved by not building parking was used to include a rooftop community garden, additional units, common space and ground-level retail.
- A professionally landscaped ground-floor courtyard provides a play space for residents’ children.
- 2008 AIA California Council Merit Award for Architecture
- 2007 AIA Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture
- 2007 Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Best Affordable Project over 40/Units per Acre
- Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2006 Residential Architect Magazine National Grand Award for Affordable Housing