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


August 2020 (projected)


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 Street & 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 two recital halls that offer free concerts to the public.  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 is the development manager for the iconic 168,00 square foot, 120-foot tall education, performance and student housing tower in the heart of the Civic Center in San Francisco.  The building will provide 45,000 square feet of space dedicated to music education and recital space, 5,000 sf of public lobby & restaurant, 86,000 sf of student housing consisting of 420 student beds in 113 suite-style units, 3 faculty units, and 20,000 sf of residential housing (27 units).  As development manager, ECB is orchestrating entitlements, permitting, design, budget, schedule, and financing.  ECB will serve as project manager through construction on behalf of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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