Rene Cazenave Apartments

Rene Cazenave Apartments

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Saida Sullivan Design Partners
San Francisco, CA, USA
Project Year
Tim Griffith
Product Spec Sheet

Resilient flooringForbo Flooring Systems
Office furnitureSteelcase
RainscreenSwisspearl - Building envelopes and living spaces
Resin panels3form
Acoustical ceilings, Suspension gridArmstrong Ceiling Solutions
Solid surfacingCaesarstone

Product Spec Sheet
Resilient flooring
Office furniture
Resin panels
by 3form
Acoustical ceilings, Suspension grid
Solid surfacing

Rene Cazenave Apartments

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects as Architects

As the first new development in San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Area, Rene Cazenave Apartments (RCA) provides 120 mini studio apartments with comprehensive supportive services as permanent homes for formerly chronically homeless individuals. A gateway building to the future new neighborhood, RCA demonstrates the city’s commitment to creating a community based on social, financial and environmental sustainability and integration.


Rene Cazenave Apartments combines environmental, financial and social sustainability. The design team focused on strategies that simultaneously addressed these goals by reducing long term energy use and costs, creating healthy living environments, and maximizing seismic resilience. In spite of the budgetary pressures associated with subsidized housing for a low income population, the design team gave a high priority to investments in a wide range of sustainable design strategies that aligned with the long term operation and inhabitation. Integrated sustainable design strategies include energy efficient exterior cladding and windows, enhanced air quality ventilation systems, a roof top solar renewable energy canopy and resilient post-tensioned shear walls. The project received GreenPoint certification under the Build It Green program. This project demonstrates how a sustainable design should be integral to providing healthy and nurturing residences and services for disadvantaged citizens that are integrated into the local community.


Material Used :
1. Exterior metal panels – Van Mulder
2. Rainscreen – Swisspearl and Minerit HD
3. Moisture barrier: Grace Perm-A-Barrier
4. Built-up roofing: Johns Manville
5. Other roofing: Hydrotech green roof membrane
6. Metal frame windows: Graham Aluminum (aluminum windows) and Arcadia (aluminum storefront) and DRS (steel windows)
7. Glass: Hartung and Solarban
8. Skylights: Metcoe Skylight Specialties
9. Insulated-panel or plastic glazing: Polygal
10. Resin panels: 3form 
11. Entrance doors: Arcadia
12. Metal doors: Door Components Inc.
13. Wood doors: Marshfield Door Systems
14. Sliding glass doors: Fleetwood
15. Elevator door curtain: Smoke Guard 
16. Locksets: Schalge and Adams Rite
17. Closers: Horton and LCN
18. Exit devices: Von Duprin and Adams Rite
19. Pulls: Rockwood
20. Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong
21. Suspension grid: Armstrong
22. Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Glacier (custom cabinetry subcontractor) and Grandview (production cabinets)
23. Paints and stains: Kelly Moore and Tnemec
24. Wall coverings: Marlite FRP
25. Paneling: Smith & Fong Plyboo
26. Solid surfacing: Cesarstone
27. Floor and wall tile: Daltile
28. Resilient flooring: Forbo and Kardean
29. Carpet: Shaw
30. Wood slat ceiling: 9wood
31. Office furniture: Steelcase
32. Reception furniture: Qunice & Milan
33. Chairs: SitOnIt Seating
34. Interior ambient lighting: Williams (circular corridor troffer and reception desk pendants), Bruck (skylight fixtures), Modern Fan (main floor fan/lights), Finelite (offices), Color Kinetics (apartment entry fixtures), Monte Carlo (apartment fan/light)
35. Exterior lighting: B-K Lighting (downlights), Linear Lighting Corp. (canopy light)
36. Elevators: Otis
37. Apartment Sink: Elkay
38. Apartment Toilets: Sterling
39. Apartment Lavatories: Kohler
40. Apartment Tub: Bootz
41. Photovoltaic system: Sunpower
42. Solar hot water panels: Heliodyne
43. Green roof waterproofing: Hydrotech 
44. Exterior insulation: Dow 

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