Blattner Hall at California College of the Arts

New student housing at 75 Arkansas Street in Potrero Hill provides affordable housing for students at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Designed to use 73% less energy than the national average for a similar sized college dormitory, the building reflects a commitment to social and environmental responsibility, fostering a strong community of global citizens.


SF Bay Limited Partners / California College of the Arts (master tenant)

Development Manager

Equity Community Builders


San Francisco, CA


64,000 sq. ft.


Certified GreenPoint Rated Platinum

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Less than three blocks from California College of the Art’s main campus on Eighth Street, 75 Arkansas can accommodate over 200 students, including continuing, transfer, and graduate students. In a series of wings the apartments are organized around a central lobby, common room, laundry room and open daylight vertical stair connected by airy, light filled hallways with views of San Francisco. The three upper residential floors are designed as apartment-style student housing: each unit includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a central eat-in kitchen and a living room with full-height windows in a projected bay. Study nooks outside of the bedrooms provide creative use of the hallway space, maximizing use of the generous layouts. The apartments offer light filled rooms with modern amenities and views of San Francisco.

The project site sits at the transition between the large scale semi-industrial district to the north and the smaller scale residential neighborhood sloping up to the south. The mixed-use building replaced a non-historic warehouse. The first floor is the center of student life activities with a 2,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose room that opens up to connect the two courtyards. Commercial space will be filled with ground level retail to support student and community needs.