BUILD is a San Francisco multifamily residential developer that approaches each project as a holistic venture to foster thriving places. BUILD was founded around the idea that development should be a catalyst for positive urban change. This perspective drives all aspects of our design and entitlement. BUILD believes financial drivers and neighborhood-enhancing projects can be complimentary if approached with creativity & community support. By partnering with neighborhoods, private capital, local government and non-profits, BUILD creates great urban places that benefit the community and our investors.
Buildings can be more than a place to house a business or other activities; they can become fertile environments conducive to a variety of unanticipated consequences. BUILD’s offices are located at 315 Linden, a creative hub of activity for urban design, arts and crafts, architecture, planning, neighborhood-serving retail.
After purchasing the building in 2002, BUILD developed Linden Alley through a public-private partnership with the City of San Francisco. What was once an unremarkable side street in the Hayes Valley neighborhood became one of San Francisco’s most pioneering and celebrated “living alleys.” Linden Alley is now a thriving pedestrian-oriented destination featuring seating, landscaping, and celebrated local businesses such as Blue Bottle Coffee, Smitten Ice Cream and Dark Garden.