Virtual Tour / Discussion – Edwin M. Lee Apartments

2020 Architecture + the City Festival | Virtual Tour / Discussion | Edwin M. Lee Apartments


Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT

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A model for healthy living for families and formerly homeless veterans, the Edwin M. Lee Apartments provides a spectrum of community connection in the form of affordable and supportive housing. This project, a collaboration among Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Swords to Plowshares, and Chinatown Community Development Center will be a significant contribution to the Mission Bay neighborhood.

This affordable housing development will provide 72 units apartments for formerly homeless veterans and 47 units apartments for families with ground-floor services for families, veterans, neighbors, and the greater community. Balancing a civic scale with a feeling of home, the building enables sustainable lifestyles for its residents, prioritizing access to views and daylight, along with showcasing alternative energy generation and connections to nearby public transportation.

The project frames a generous interior courtyard that balances a range of areas for retrospection and play. On track for a GreenPoints Rated Platinum certification, the project includes abundant photovoltaic and solar hot water panels to reduce operating costs and provide sustainable energy. The photovoltaic system is proudly displayed to the public and integrated into the overall building design. The project’s material and assembly selections incorporate biophilic design principles; durable material selections and well-considered detailing are intended to reduce long- term operating and maintenance costs.


Gregg Novicoff, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Kim Piechota, Chinatown Community Development Center

Richard Stacy, Partner, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Mimi Sullivan, Partner, Saida Sullivan Design Partners


About the Architecture + the City Festival (September 11-30)

Co-presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the 17th annual Architecture + the City goes virtual and will continue to offer behind-the-scenes programs, walking tours, literature, live presentations and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. Every September, the festival reveals the many facets and layers of San Francisco, and how ­architecture and design play a key role in this ever-changing urban landscape.

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