San Francisco Unified School District

Program overview

San Francisco Unified School District has relied on Vanir as a project and construction manager to support its bond programs for the past 25 years. As of July 2021, our team has completed over 55 projects, all delivered on schedule. We are currently providing services for five modernization and seismic retrofit projects, which involves a variety of 100-year-old buildings located throughout San Francisco.

Our services go so far as moving entire schools and working nights and weekends to minimize the disruption of classroom activities. We kick off each project by providing design management services — working with architects, engineers, school staff and District stakeholders to focus on developing solid construction documents. With strong communication throughout the construction and closeout phases, we ensure that our client and the community are highly satisfied.

The challenge is working on tight, occupied school sites in densely populated urban neighborhoods. Our solution is close coordination with faculty, staff, neighbors and parent groups.

…One of the keys to Vanir’s success was, and continues to be, their on-site personnel…who understand the technical aspects of design and construction yet have an effective ability to effectively communicate…

– Maureen Shelton, Director of Construction, Bond Programs, SFUSD


2015 WCCC Distinguished Project, New Buildings, San Francisco Unified School District, Peabody Elementary School | 2012 CMAA Northern California Honorable Mention, Modernization, Less Than $10 Million, San Francisco Unified School District, Dr. William Cobb Elementary School

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Unified School District




Program Budget
1995: $110 Million; 2003: $368 Million; 2006: $450 Million; 2011: $531 Million; 2016: $744 Million
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