About the Bay School of San Francisco
This school is only high school located in a national park, and in the nation’s largest urban national park. The Bay School’s 1,400-acre Presidio campus offers a spectacular natural environment for learning and recreation, minutes away from the diverse resources of San Francisco.
The Bay School of San Francisco, an independent coeducational college preparatory high school, founded in 2004, needed a new campus. The principals of Pacific Waterfront Partners and Equity Community Builders (ECB), as members of the Board of Trustees, stepped up to locate and develop a site in San Francisco for the new school.
Pacific Waterfront Partners selected site at 35 Keyes in the Presidio of San Francisco. Pacific Waterfront Partners negotiated a 60-year lease with the Presidio Trust. Pacific Waterfront Partners secured financing through a creative capital structure that included the utilization of historic tax credits and an intermediate investment entity. Pacific Waterfront Partners developed the 62 ,000 square foot campus in the Main Post area and structured a long-term lease with the school. Pacific Waterfront Partners work was done in collaboration with the principals from ECB.
Pacific Waterfront Partners successfully adapted and reused a historic Presidio landmark, now known as The Bay School of San Francisco. Major building renovation began in May 2004, and was completed in August 2005, ready for the beginning of The Bay School’s second academic year in 2005-2006. The Bay School received the American Institute of Architects (AIA ) Honor Award for Interior Architecture in 2006.