San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) and Bridge Housing Corporation recently created a shared complex that provides senior housing and support services for residents as well as for the senior community at large. The new facility provides comprehensive senior day care services, including activities, exercise, health care, meals, an education center, IOA administrative offices and 30 units of transitional housing. BAR Architects worked closely with Bridge Housing and IOA on the concept design and securing entitlements for the development.
Bridge Housing Corporation operates 120 senior independent living apartments on the upper floors of the complex. With extensive services conveniently available just downstairs, this integrated complex supports the aging-in-place concept that enables many of the residents to remain longer in their apartments. A high density, mixed-use development on a major transit artery, the development also serves as a model for sustainable site design and livable communities. Additionally, the plan is oriented to capture south light as well as provide protected courtyards and terraces on nearly every level.