UC Hastings Law, Campus Housing

San Francisco, California
An Academic Village in San Francisco's Civic Center

Together with UC Hastings, we created a welcoming hub for the university’s San Francisco-based College of the Law students. Anchored by residential life for graduate students and faculty in a range of unit types, each tower of Campus Housing will feature distinct common spaces. Both the new and renovated towers will include academic classrooms, community engagement spaces, food and retail options, and the YMCA.

The heritage 100 McAllister building (244 units) will be renovated to reallocate the building for an upgrade and realignment of housing unit types. The current sealed access along the corner of McAllister and Leavenworth will be reopened and engaged with the community.

The reconstructed site of 198 McAllister (656 new units with 668 beds) will feature housing units along Hyde Street and add an internal courtyard that will focus on the level 7 sky lounge. This sky lounge features the majority of the common spaces for the housing programs. The design extends connectivity across the city block, provides maximum transparency, and visually extends the vertical connections through the development, drawing students and the community to the campus.

Active uses and expansive transparency invite students and the community into 198 McAllister with street level engagement continuing along Hyde Street.
What Makes It Cool
The original church area in 100 McAllister will become leasable office space in a dramatically renovated and day lit space.
The Great Hall is a flexible and transformative space, with dynamic public uses at the main floor level and lease-able office and collaboration space on infill mezzanines above.
Generous transparency at street level and a skylight above bring daylight deep into the lobby of 198 McAllister, creating a welcoming hub with a strong connection between inside and outside.
“We want to create an academic village where students and potentially faculty from multiple campuses can be housed. This is our biggest project ever."

David Seward, CFO, UC Hastings

A mix of public uses define the entry to 198 McAllister, highlighting the overlap between the Academic Village and the community.
198 & 100 McAllister will anchor the Academic Village on the southern and eastern edges of campus.

Project Team

John Long
David Damon
Matthew Pierce