Residential/Hospitality, Award of Merit: 38 Delores, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of BAR Architects
the LEED-gold building features passive ventilation, an enhanced daylighting system and a green roof.

Built on a site with difficult geometry and bound by three busy streets, the mixed-used building includes retail space, 81 condominiums and parking. The eight-story building spans a city block, but fits in with adjacent historic neighborhoods by incorporating setbacks and materials such as brick, horizontal bevel siding, cement plaster, cast stone and ceramic panels. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows look onto a central courtyard. Certified LEED Gold, the building has passive ventilation, an enhanced daylighting system, a green roof and rainwater filtration and reuse.

Key Players

contractor Webcor Builders

Owner Prado Group

Developers Sarofim Realty Advisors; Felson Cos.

Architect BAR Architects

Collaborating Architect William McDonough & Partners

Structural Engineer Tipping Mar & Associates

Civil Engineer BKF Engineers

MEP Engineer ACCO Engineered Systems; Design Electric