Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Project Facts

  • Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments first opened its doors to tenants in September 2011. The building includes 120 residential studio units for San Francisco’s chronically homeless, offering them a peaceful respite with a courtyard and rooftop garden.
  • The apartment complex saves San Francisco city government $2.4 million a year in costs associated with services for chronically homeless individuals as well as water conservation.
  • The complex’s landscape was designed to maximize rainwater infiltration on the sandy site.
  • The green streetscape includes permeable pavers and rain gardens.
  • Roughly one-third of the building's residents are in wheelchairs, so shared spaces are fully accessible.