HomeRise at Mission Bay

HomeRise at Mission Bay creates a new community supporting social, financial and environmental resilience, a direct result of the strong commitment by the City and non-profit partners to address the community’s need for housing for unhoused neighbors. The 140 studio apartments with supportive services and public community garden integrates into the heart of San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.


HomeRise + BRIDGE Housing

Associated Architect

Lowney Architecture and Y.A. Studio


San Francisco, CA


92,535 SF


Targeting GreenPoint Platinum


LMSA for Renderings and HomeRise for video


Centrally located near multiple transit stops, HomeRise at Misson Bay is designed to architecturally integrate into the evolving neighborhood. It combines healthy, welcoming, and supportive housing (140 studio apartments) with 24-hour reception, indoor and outdoor tenant community spaces and onsite services to support residents progressing into housing stability. The exterior design responds to the evolution of the neighborhood from industrial to residential use through scale, unit articulation, materials and colors.

A generous central courtyard extends the tidal nature of the bay by integrating native species into bioswales that manage the ebb and flow of the stormwater on site. A community garden opens out from the courtyard to the neighborhood via Bridgeview Way, and provides opportunities for edible plant cultivation, education, and the building of healthy routines. The garden also acts as a community resource to foster direct engagement between the residents of HomeRise at Misson Bay and the neighborhood at large.

Integrated sustainable design strategies include high-performance exterior envelope and windows, enhanced air quality ventilation systems, roof top solar renewable energy systems with battery backup and recycled water infrastructure. With an elevated ground floor level in response to future sea-level rise threats, engineered walks and ramps adjust to maintain accessibility when predicted significant ground subsidence occurs outside the building footprint.

Modular (factory-built) construction provided the three upper floors while site-built construction formed the foundation, ground floor and exterior cladding systems including the roof. This hybrid construction project is an example of our team’s commitment to innovative construction methods. This hybrid approach capitalizes on the potential benefits of shortening the construction schedule by overlapping factory and site construction schedules, employing a significant amount of local labor, and reducing construction waste.

Howie Russel and Jerome Christensen

“This housing project is not only going to give 140 people formerly experiencing homelessness a safe and stable place to call home, it’s also going to enrich our Mission Bay community,” “Mission Bay is a wonderful place to build a community that is for everyone in our city.”

Supervisor Matt Haney