|location:||Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA|
The project developer, Lennar Urban, approached KMA to design a development of 157 residential units on two blocks in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood. The overall development, on the site of the former Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyards, includes upwards of 10,000 new units of housing. The general layout of the blocks orients the buildings to maximize views and access to natural light. The buildings are a combination of townhouse style units and stacked flats with units varying in size from studio to 3-bedroom.
The design approach for both Blocks 53 and 54 has many varying components. We individually developed the buildings and provided the modulation required by the city. We added additional planting space at the sidewalk level at some locations where the buildings stepped back, providing for a better pedestrian experience. In addition, this allowed for the buildings to be broken down and viewed as a conglomeration of parts that are held together through their overall design strategy and materiality.