2014 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 23

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Best Affordable Project - 60du/acre ormore
Judges Statement:
San Francisco remains one of the least affordable housing
markets in the country; it’s a city where working families and seniors are routinely
priced out. 474 Natoma provides apartment homes with monthly rents affordable
to families earning 40 to 60% of the Area Median Income ($42,200-$63,300 for a
household of four). The project provides 60 affordable households in San Francisco
proper, in the form of studios, and one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments. The
judges praised the project’s amenities, interiors, and public spaces as “light-filled”
and “dignified.”
On a site scarred by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 474 Natoma is the
newest addition to San Francisco’s South of Market revitalization. On a small lot
between two alleys, the property’s front and rear buildings share a common two-
level lobby and through-block passageway linked to a central courtyard. At the top
floor, a landscaped terrace and a community garden provide additional sunny and
secure outdoor areas with city views.
The nine-story building design incorporates sustainable building strategies to
achieve the equivalent of GreenPoint Rated certification, and it includes a public
artwork installation on the exterior along the length of the elevator shaft. The
development aims to act as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization along the 6th
Street corridor.
Grand Award
474 Natoma
San Francisco, CA
Nibbi Brothers Construction
BRIDGE Housing Corp.
Lead Architect:
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Construction Architect: Saida + Sullivan Design Partners
Award of Merit
Villas at Gower
Hollywood, CA
Alpha Construction
A Community of Friends and PATH
Killefer Flammang Architects
New Genesis
Los Angeles, CA
GB Construction, Inc.
Skid Row Housing Trust
Killefer Flammang Architects
Western Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Westport Construction, Inc.
Preservation Partners
Withee Malcolm Architects
Rene Cazenave Apartments
San Francisco, CA
Cahill Contractors
Community Housing Partnership /
BRIDGE Housing Corp
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Construction Architect:
Saida + Sullivan Design
Photographer: Bruce Damonte