David Baker Architects

Affordable Housing

 

18th + Arkansas/g2 Lofts Stepping down the side of Potrero Hill, 18th + Arkansas mixes it up with market-rate flats, affordable units, artist studios and an on-site performance space.

2500 El Camino Real Part of the Stanford Research Park, this affordable housing activates the street with neighborhood-serving uses—a corner café and supportive services for the visually impaired.

350 Friedell Family Apartments Sustainable, affordable housing for the people of Hunters Point.

888 Seventh Street A mix of affordable and market-rate homes share a dramatic double-height cafe, retail that wraps to hide the garage, and an open green space with a path for walkers and cyclists.

8th + Howard/SOMA Studios The city corner comes alive with 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios' undulating edge, bright geometric mural, bustling corner market, and hand-crafted glass and steel gate.

Armstrong Place 2012 ULI GLOBAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER

Armstrong Senior 2012 ULI GLOBAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER

Art Ark Affordable housing made with artists in mind, Art Ark's Factory and Cottages are joined by a performance plaza and feature an on-site gallery and open courts to display large works.

Bayview Hill Gardens With a community garden at its heart, Bayview Hill Gardens provides 73 stable new homes for at-risk families and youth.

Bell Mews Ten cedar-shingled townhomes encircle a semiprivate courtyard, creating a tiny idyllic neighborhood for first-time home buyers in San Francisco.

Coggins Square The affordable units of Coggins Square, in tandem with the market-rate Iron Horse Lofts, make up transit-oriented housing for San Francisco's commuting workers.

Columbia Park Affordable family apartments draw material inspiration —concrete, wood, and galvanized steel —from the surrounding industrial workshops and warehouses.

Cottonwood Commons A residential compound informed by the elements: Housing is divided into quadrants inspired by water, sky, rock, and tree.

Crescent Cove Affordable apartments and townhouses in Mission Bay, tucked into the curve of the CalTrain tracks.

Curran House Offering families an affordable refuge from the rough-and-tumble Tenderloin with green spaces, vegetable gardens, private balconies, and spacious apartments.

Delmas Park A gateway to San Jose's downtown district, this affordable mid-rise structure features a pedestrian-oriented street level and a roof top courtyard for residents.

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building Affordable senior housing and a new senior center round out a quartet of new residential buildings at 5800 Third Street.

Eddy & Taylor Family Housing Affordable family apartments with a ground-level grocery for the people of the Tenderloin.

Fillmore Park Situated in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, this affordable ownership housing project delivers a high-design open-plan community.

Folsom + Dore The first new building in San Francisco to receive a LEED Silver rating, Folsom + Dore is healthy, sustainable housing for low-income tenants with special needs.

Holloway Terrace High density with a low profile: These affordable units fit seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood.

Hunters View Blocks 7 & 11 David Baker Architects and Paulett Taggart Architects joined up to design affordable public housing for two steeply sloped blocks in Hunters View.

Ironhorse at Central Station This GreenPoint Rated affordable family housing developed by BRIDGE Housing is part of the emerging Central Station district anchored by Oakland's historic original train station.

La Valentina Station Adjacent to the La Valentina Light Rail Station in Sacramento, this high-density green project replaces an abandoned lot with much-needed affordable housing.

Lakeside Senior Housing Green senior housing on Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Lenzen Square This U-shaped building, with two stories of affordable housing, defines a courtyard that includes a community room, fitness center, generous pool, and children's play area.

Linden Court High-density housing in tune with the neighborhood: The local community informed the design throughout, and entrances, porches, and courtyards connect the project with the surrounding streets.

Mabuhay Court Named with the Tagalog word for the joy of living, Mabuhay Court — along with the Northside Center and neighboring park and meditation garden — creates a thriving supported senior community.

Meadow Court A mix of senior apartments and townhouses designed for young families creates a diverse community in San Mateo.

Mission Bay South Block 7 West Facing the UCSF campus, this multi-family affordable building will bring community and a lively street edge with neighborhood-serving retail to the developing Mission Bay area.

Moonridge Village Afffordable farm-worker housing along the Northern California coast, these 160 homes share athletic fields, gardens and orchards, and community gathering areas.

Onizuka Crossing Family Housing Affordable family rental apartments in Sunnyvale.

Oroysom Village Senior apartments and family townhomes enjoy private balconies, trellises, communal amenities and intimate landscaped spaces.

Parkview Commons Echoes of an Italian hill town—red-tile-roofed towers and networks of stairs and walkways—inform the urban composition of this affordable complex across from Golden Gate Park.

Paseo Senter Organized around a lively main road that leads to a large public green space, Paseo Senter brings a new district of affordable housing to San Jose.

Pensione Esperanza This modern SRO gives San Jose's downtown a signature building and an affordable housing edge.

Pensione K A residential hotel with affordable efficiency apartments, artist's live-work lofts, and a courtyard espresso cafe and art gallery.

Plaza Maria Instant landmark: Affordable housing that both fits in and stands out with a rakish tower and playful colors and forms.

Richardson Apartments Green, supportive studio apartments, medical clinic, and neighborhood-serving retail in Hayes Valley.

Rivermark This green affordable building will serve as a catalyst development for the West Sacramento Triangle District.

Station Center Family Housing This mixed-use affordable housing design is part of the California effort to add high-density uses at transit stations.

Stoney Pine Independent living for developmentally disabled adults caught the attention of the National Building Museum.

Sunnydale HOPE SF Senior Housing

Sunrise Village Supportive housing for homeless adults and families, with a focus on peace and privacy.

Tassafaronga Village Bridging an industrial-residential border, this new Oakland village features a wide range of LEED Platinum housing and repairs the deteriorated street grid.

Williams Terrace Senior Housing Senior housing for the Charleston Housing Authority takes inspiration from Charleston's traditional passive-climate-adapted architecture.