Hallidie Building seen from the Crocker Galleria POPOS, image by author

AIASF Opens Center for Architecture + Design in Historic San Francisco Building

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, opened its new headquarters and the Center for Architecture + Design last Friday at 140 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. The civic-minded institution will provide a new cultural hub for lectures, events, and film screenings inside the historic Hallidie Building. Aidlin Darling Design, a San Francisco-based architecture firm, is responsible for the interior design, working alongside a team of collaborators.

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440 Geary Street, via Google Street View

City Requests $47 Million To Pay Construction Loan for Hotel Diva Conversion

The City’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and the Episcopal Community Services have submitted a request to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for a $47.38 million permanent loan related to the conversion of Hotel Diva at 440 Geary Street into permanent supportive housing. The financing will pay off the construction loan from the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF). Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) with co-applicant Episcopal Community Services (ECS) as owner and service provider.

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1919 Webster Street establishing view, rendering by Gensler

In-Person Meeting Wednesday for 1919 Webster Street, Downtown Oakland

The Oakland Planning Commission has scheduled an in-person meeting to review plans for a 17-story office tower at 1919 Webster Street in Downtown Oakland, Alameda County. The proposal is a roughly 9-story reduction from the initial office plans for the central location, reflecting the cooling climate for office space in the Bay Area. Ellis Partners is responsible for the application.

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Belmont Village Senior Housing at Bishop Ranch 1A, design by HKIT Architects

Construction Tops Out for Belmont Village Senior Living, San Ramon

Construction has topped out for the five-story affordable Belmont Village Senior Living at Bishop Ranch 1A in San Ramon, Contra Costa County. The project, addressed at 6151 Bollinger Canyon Road, is the first in a massive 600-acre masterplan led by Sunset Development to transform a car-oriented office campus into a walkable city with 4,500 homes, parks, and shops. Belmont Village Senior Housing is the project sponsor, and Sunset Development is the property owner.

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