San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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exterior front view from across the street
exterior corner view of building
Image of audience in concert hall with view of Van Ness Ave
Image of students with instruments in performance studio
Student lounge area showing chairs and students gathering
Cafe with counter service and tables withs chairs
Ground floor performance area with floor to ceiling windows.
Ground floor lobby area and reception desk
Architectual image detail of exterior corner
Roof top deck with seating area of City Hall
student apartment licing area showing table, couch and kitchenette
Student apartment with two beds and view of City Hall

Project Information


200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


Music Education, Cultural, Recital Halls

Student Housing (420 beds in 113 suites)

Faculty Housing (3 units)

Music Education, Performance/Recital Halls

Student Housing (400 beds in 114 suites)

Market Rate Housing (28 units)


$190 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 expanded 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 is 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 houses 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.

The building provides 25,000sf dedicated to music education, 15,000sf of public lobby & recital hall spaces, 100,000sf of student housing consisting of 400 student beds in 117 suite-style units, and 28 market-rate housing units.

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.

ECB managed the entire design and approval process and served as project manager through construction on behalf of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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