Founded in 1981, Family House is a not-for-profit organization providing free temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. Located near the new hospital in Mission Bay, The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House provides a comforting and supportive environment for 80 families in a non-institutional, residential setting.
San Francisco, CA
92,000 sq. ft.
Designed to reduce energy use by 48%; LEED Platinum Certified
The building is organized around 8 clusters of guest rooms and common areas on the building’s upper floors. Each cluster includes 10 guest rooms and shared living, dining, kitchen, play area and laundry rooms. The clusters surround a large landscaped multi-use courtyard at the second floor. The guest rooms have two sizes: a single room and a double suite. Each guest room has a projecting bay window, placed at alternating locations to create variety. A grand stair connects the reception area with the second-floor courtyard that serves as a focus of all the upper floors. Common areas for living, dining, cooking and play were placed at the corners of the courtyard, which also accesses terraces, a gym and a social room for teenagers.