In keeping with the goal of creating affordable student housing on and near the SF campus by 2021, CCA is proceeding with plans at 75 Arkansas Street. CCA trustee Simon Blattner is developing the property for the college.
The proposed four-story 228-bed structure was recently given the green light by the San Francisco Planning Commission. Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA), the firm that designed CCA’s main SF campus building, will design the project. LMSA recently won the 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the top honor a firm can receive from the AIA. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.
The Potrero View recently published an article about the plans. Read more.
The project will be designed by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects. The plans call for tearing down three of the four buildings on the site. The existing 184 Hooper Street building on the site, which serves as CCA’s Graduate Center, will remain in place.
And if approved, the 188 Hooper Street development is expected to open in summer 2019.
Read the story on SocketSite.
Here's a quote from the article:
San Francisco Business Times ran a story about CCA's student housing plans on February 4, 2016. It's important to note that there are still many details to be determined -- including the number of units and beds. For the most up-to-date and correct information, continue to check this blog.
"California College of the Arts has filed preliminary plans to build up to 600 beds for students next to its San Francisco campus as local schools struggle to accommodate surging demand for housing . . . The project, which is being designed by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects Inc., is expected to be ready for occupancy by summer of 2019, the college said. CCA said it is in the process of selecting a contractor. The school stressed that the exact number of beds and type of ground-floor tenant space are yet to be finalized."
As we enter the next stage of our
campus planning effort, student housing is one of our top priorities. Given
the rising costs of living in the Bay Area, devising both short-term and
long-term housing strategies for students and faculty is crucial. We are
thrilled that the Panoramic student residences recently opened in San
Francisco, however this will not accommodate all our future needs.
Tick-tock . . . the countdown has begun.
CCA students will begin moving into the new all-student Panoramic Residences on August 22. They will occupy five floors of this fabulous new building, joining students from the nearby San Francisco Conservatory of Music, who will occupy the upper floors.
A shared lobby will feature cool designer furniture, a coffee house, and other amenities.
Fall brings the best weather to the San Francisco Bay Area, so students will especially enjoy hanging out on the shared rooftop garden (see photo).
The units come stocked with Murphy beds, flat-screen TVs, and kitchens with dishwashers, fridges, and two-burner mini-stoves.Read more.
They were designed with a commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness:
California College of the Arts has preleased floors two through six for its students, but the upper floors will be rented on the open market, presumably to young adults who want to recapture the feeling of living in a dorm—albeit with a Murphy bed and a flat-screen TV provided gratis. The bed, descriptively dubbed the TableBed, folds down onto the dining-room table, and built-in storage and banquettes squeeze every inch of living space out of the micro-abodes. The studio unit essentially feels like one giant kitchen that you can sleep in. (Panoramic provides a microwave, a dishwasher, a three-quarter-size fridge, and a two-burner mini-stove.) The bathroom, it should be noted, is rather spacious, and the units have bay windows that capture a crucial two additional feet of light and air. Read article »
Opening fall 2015, CCA’s brand-new Panoramic Residences is affordable and accessible shared student housing located in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood -- the center of the city’s tech and design communities and just a 10-minute bike ride to CCA's SF campus.
The Panoramic Residences is a 12-story high-rise located at 1321 Mission Street. Above the shared first-floor lounge, students will occupy the second through sixth floors exclusively -- housing for up to 200 students.
With the high cost of living in the Bay Area, this is great news for CCA students.
Read what Architzer had to say about the Harriet Street facility >>
The popular architecture blog Architizer has published a glowing article about the new CCA student housing on Harriet Street in San Francisco. The brand-new units are proving to be a popular choice with incoming students -- at this writing all units are taken for fall 2013. For information on residential life at CCA, call 510.594.3722 or email email@example.com.
Photo: Keith Baker Photography
The Harriet Street Residences is a brand-new four-story building located at 38 Harriet Street in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, just one mile from CCA's San Francisco campus.
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