San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Nighttime rendering of exterior corner at Van Ness and Hayes, with illuminated interior spaces and moon above
Rendering of top-floor performance space with City Hall visible through large windows
Rendering of building exterior as seen from across the street with sloped roof architectural details

Project Information


200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


Music Education, Cultural, Recital Halls

Student Housing (420 beds in 113 suites)

Faculty Housing (3 units)

Rental Housing (27 units)


$170 Million without land




Mark Cavagnero Associates


Charles Pankow Builders


Capital Campaign

Tax Exempt Debt

Project Description

To usher in and nurture the future generation of musical talent while further establishing their identity and presence amongst the nation’s elite music education programs, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is expanding their facilities with a state-of-the-art education, performance, and student housing tower in the heart of the Civic Center district of San Francisco.  The building will be located at Hayes & Van Ness Avenue, directly across from Davies Symphony Hall and steps from the SF Opera and City Hall. In addition to the educational and residential components, the building will house three recital halls that offer free concerts to the public. Most significantly, a 180 seat glass enclosed recital hall will crown the building at the upper levels providing dramatic views of the city skyline and the famous SF City Hall dome to the north.

ECB was the development manager for the iconic 120ft tall tower education, performance, and student housing tower at the heart of the Civic Center in San Francisco. The building will provide 25,000sf dedicated to music education, 15,000sf of public lobby & recital hall spaces, 100,000 square feet of student housing consisting of 400 student beds in 117 suite-style units, and 28 market-rate housing units. ECB is managing the entire design and approval process and will serve as project manager through construction on behalf of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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