Presidio Hill School
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Presidio Hill School

October 16, 2018

Inspired by the teachings of John Dewey and the Progressive Education Movement, the Presidio Hill School was founded in 1918. The surrounding area developed into the Presidio Heights neighborhood. As the school grew, Presidio Hill needed more space. The school bought the historic property next door and hired Pfau Long Architecture with Kerman Morris Architects to repurpose the existing home for educational use. This allowed the Transitional Kindergarten through 2nd grade to move to the Maple Street property along with creating a new learning commons and makers space for the entire DK-8 school to use. This additional property offered the 3rd through 8th grade some much needed breathing room, providing more classroom and administrative space. The Maple St. property is kitty-corner from their existing campus on Washington street. This location more than doubled the outdoor play yard space, giving more space for the students to both learn and play in the larger outdoor area.


San Francisco, CA/2017

Project Type

K12 School

Project Team

Dwight Long, Principal In Charge
Kami Kinkaid, Project Manager
Justin Beadle, Design Team
Aynav Mor, Design Team
Sean Houghton, Design Team

Team Members

KCA, Civil
Murphy Burr Curry, Structural
Engineering 350, MEP


LEED Silver Standard

Photographic Credits

Kyle Jeffers

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