Hillside Master Plan

Studio VARA was approached by a contractor-developer to create a master plan for three new single-family residences to be designed by three different architects on undeveloped lots in the Edgehill neighborhood of San Francisco, a geographically unique area whose steeply sloped sites have long posed a challenge to developers and engineers.

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After extensive site surveys and research, Studio VARA generated a matrix of options for each of the lots based on sample demographic profiles of potential buyers. The master plan included sections, elevations, massing studies and models that took into consideration site conditions, massing relationships between the sites, planning requirements, and good design criteria for light and air.

Studio VARA also assisted in guiding the owner through the planning process, including meeting with city officials and attending neighborhood presentations.

Completed

Unbuilt

Location

San Francisco, CA

Category

Multi-Family

Studio VARA generated a matrix of options for each of the lots based on sample demographic profiles of potential buyers.

Process

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