HomeRise at Mission Bay

HomeRise at Mission Bay is a new garden-focused community providing wraparound supportive services and stable housing for 140 adults exiting homelessness. The residences are part of the Mission Bay neighborhood, one of San Francisco’s newest mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, created to provide opportunities for individuals and families of all backgrounds and income levels.


HomeRise + BRIDGE Housing

Associated Architect

Lowney Architecture and Y.A. Studio


San Francisco, CA


92,535 SF


GreenPoint Rated Platinum


Bruce Damonte for photos, 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. The design of the central garden courtyard recalls the original natural bay landscape and includes a mid-block community garden for use by residents and the neighbors.  

Integrated sustainable design and resiliency strategies include high-performance exterior envelope and windows, enhanced air quality ventilation systems, roof top solar renewable energy systems and pre-installed infrastructure for future battery backup and recycled water systems. 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 over time 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.

HomeRise at Mission Bay: ULI Americas Award of Excellence Winner
Enrique Sanchez, Howie Russel, 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.”

San Francisco City & County Supervisor Matt Haney