Armstrong Place, Senior Housing

Affordable Senior Housing Project In San Francisco’s Bayview District.
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San Francisco, CA
August 2010
$31.6 million
David Baker + Partners Architects
Bridge Housing Corporation

Project Summary

Located on the Third Street light rail line in San Francisco’s Bayview district, Armstrong Place is a multigenerational affordable housing community for seniors and first-time homebuyers. Armstrong Place, Senior Housing is a 5-story, 116-unit project. The building has a one-level concrete podium with four levels of wood-frame housing above. Nibbi Concrete performed the structural concrete and unique formwork for the exposed architectural walls that have African symbol patterns in them. The podium contains parking and 9,000 sq. ft. of commercial space which consists of the Third Street Youth Clinic, Wingstop, Get Fresh Juice Bar, and City CarShare. Armstrong Place is a HUD 202 project and is funded through HUD and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

The project is LEED Gold and Green Communities certified. Some sustainable building elements include:

  • Flow restrictions on all faucets
  • A solar water heating system and photovoltaic panels
  • 50% FSC certified wood for all cabinets, doors, and formwork
  • Use of low VOC materials
  • 75% of all construction waste was diverted from landfills for this project.


  • 2012 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence
  • 2011 AIA Housing Award
  • 2011 ENR Award of Merit: Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality
  • 2011 MFE Awards Grand Winner: Affordable 
  • 2010 San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year Award