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