Octavia Court, completed in early 2011, was the first project completed along the new Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco. This Type III, HUD section 811 affordable housing project for developmentally disabled residents includes a vocational space, gallery, offices, community room and garden courtyard at the ground floor.
The exterior is accentuated by the “blue ribbon”, a stainless steel element that starts at the roof, bisects the façade, and wraps along the base along the street edge. At night, the ribbon acts like a beacon, grazed by blue lighting. The bisected façade provides an area for glowing glass balconies to float over the lively streetscape below. Solar arrays on the roof gather energy during the day to power all the exterior building lighting.
Brilliant Corners (formerly West Bay)
2012 Builder’s Choice Award of Merit, Affordable Housing Category, Builder Magazine
Bay Friendly Landscaping Certified, GreenPoint Rated
HUD, OCII, MOH, MOD
15 / 1BR and 2 BR
Rental (30% AMI)
None (Transit-Oriented Development)
4,650 GSF (75% Density)
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association (HVNA)
James E. Roberts-Obayashi
This project was a collaboration between Ignition Architecture and ellipsis a+d.
HUD, OCII, Tax Credit Allocation Program
2015 Architect’s Newspaper; 2012 Builder Magazine; 2011 San Francisco Chronicle, John King
Treve Johnson Photography