All Projects

 

1500 Park Avenue Lofts Combining an adaptive reuse of a former fruit-drying warehouse with a new building providing parking with street front flex and residential spaces.

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.

200 Second Street Varied condos and lofty live+work spaces elegantly interlace in this high-density mixed-use building just steps from ferry, train, and subway.

300 Ivy Street This mixed-use design brings brings new apartments, townhouses, and shops within steps of Hayes Valley's main drag.

310 Waverly Residence An urban insertion in the suburban grid, this steel and stone home becomes progressively private as the rooms move toward the West.

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

355 Bryant Lofts A conversion of a historic warehouse into a use not even imaginable by its original builders: lofts for the live+work postindustrial lifestyle.

370 Townsend Street A mixed-use live+work building at the edge of San Francisco's SOMA district.

388 Fulton Street Micro-unit condominiums in Hayes Valley in conjunction with the new Boys and Girls Clubhouse.

601 Fourth Street Lofts A former wine warehouse finessed into 85 live-work loft spaces, with seismic and aesthetic upgrades that just take the edge off the industrial space.

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.

Bison Building + Brew Pub Tilting at pyramids: The Bison tips one over to house an "industrial primitive" brew pub and performance space.

Blossom Hill Supportive housing for formerly homeless in San Jose.

Blue Star Corner Blue Star Corner's New Urban Homes are the latest evolution in modern design, comfort, and urban access.

Cafe Milano A Bancroft Street landmark, this cafe brings the sidewalk inside with concrete floors and soaring spaces.

Capitol Lofts Two warehouses and an office building create the base for this live-work project, intended for R Street between 11th and 12th streets in Sacramento.

Channel Lofts A residential loft project designed for the emerging Mission Bay district of San Francisco.

Clock Tower Lofts A thoughtful modern reevaluation brings this 1907 landmark into the 21st Century. Home of the DBA office.

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.

David Baker Architects Office We renovated this 1907 printers' building into the Clock Tower Lofts in 1992.

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.

El Camino Workforce Housing Workforce housing, part of the Stanford Research Park, integrated with the City of Palo Alto by active street front uses: a corner cafe and supportive services for the visually impaired.

EQR 801 Brannan Street Mixed-use housing and retail in San Francisco.

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.

Foundry Commons A new apartment community in the Martha Arts District of San Jose.

Fred Cody Building + Cody's Cafe This lofty cafe space told the building where to go: It supports offices and opens onto the street and into the adjacent bookstore.

Frogdesign Studio Design for designers: Conversion of a warehouse into a casual-yet-purposeful workspace that inspires both imagination and focus.

h2hotel The sassy little sister to the Hotel Healdsburg, this LEED Gold eco-inn caters to the active guest with straightforward luxury.

Healdsburg Rural House A very personal collaboration on a retirement home for a repeat client, whose first custom house we designed in 1983.

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

Hotel Healdsburg Stark with spark: Hotel Healdsburg takes on country quaintness with warm minimalism and rustic luxe. This polished urban inn puts a city spin on the classic Sonoma wine country retreat.

Hotel SOMA This high-tech, high-style hotel harmonizes with both the industrial and design elements of SoMa's character, maintaining an intimate boutique scale well suited to the neighborhood.

Huckleberry Bicycles The flagship outpost for Huckleberry Bicycles, a cycling-oriented retail, repair, and community space in San Francisco's developing Mid-Market 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.

Indiana Industrial Lofts Three stories of working lofts in Potrero Hill, with volumes broken into blocks to keep things interesting inside and out.

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.

Ironhorse Lofts Lofts designed on a three-story townhouse platform make for dynamic living spaces characterized by energy and flexibility.

Kayo House The catwalk leading to this house distances it literally and metaphorically from the ground below. Rooms extend out on cantilevers, creating a treehouse-like sensation.

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.

Local 22 Union Hall A large and flexible new meeting hall and headquarters for Carpenters Union Local #22.

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.

Magnolia Row A hybrid of urban loft and residential townhouse provides housing in West Oakland.

Manville Hall A four-story studio residence hall near the University of California in Berkeley's downtown business district.

Market Gateway Tower This residential tower with retail and gallery space presents a welcoming southern gateway to San Jose's intensifying downtown core.

Marquee Lofts Just north of City Hall and the San Francisco Opera House, 53 residential lofts are located on the 4th through 8th floors of the building.

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

Metro Lofts A mixed-use loft project designed for downtown Los Angeles in conjunction with Forest City Residential West Development.

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.

Northside Community Center A update of an outgrown community center, Northside was designed with input from the senior organization for whose members it was intended.

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.

Pacific Cannery Lofts An adaptive reuse of a former cannery as a diverse collection of studios, flats and townhouses around courts, mews, and promenades.

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 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.

Potrero 1010 Bringing 453 homes and a range of shops and services to the base of Potrero Hill, the design transforms an existing street into a public park, adding nearly an acre of open space to the neighborhood.

Qc2 This proposed design for a custom home on the peninsula responds to site, sky, and light.

Redstone Cabin A cozy update of an old fishing cabin in Redstone, the Ruby of the Rockies.

Revenge of the Stuccoids The "Stuccoids"—the stucco bungalows of the flatlands—march up into the hills to merge with the "Maybecks"—the eclectic houses of Bernard Maybeck.

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

Rincon Green Green housing and a new public park on the top of Rincon Hill in San Francisco.

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

Saint Frank Coffee An airy artisan coffee bar and community space in Russian Hill.

San Francisco Bar Pilots The renovation of a cargo pier into the headquarters for the S.F. Bar Pilots, who guide the ships through the Golden Gate.

Shotwell Design Lab Shotwell Compound is a mixed-use urban contemporary approach to living and working. It combines the new Zero Cottage, a workshop, and an existing building that combines apartments with a gallery storefront.

Shotwell Garden Apartment

SOMA Residences Street-side retail and a mix of stacked affordable and market-rate units enclose and create a peaceful courtyard retreat from this busy urban neighborhood.

Spaghetti House David Baker's UC Berkeley M-Arch thesis project brought to life: Spaghetti House takes its name from its long, skinny footprint.

Station Center 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.

TAXI Light industrial, office, and live+work loft spaces enliven a former Yellow Cab dispatch office in the arts-and-industrial River North area of Denver.

The Alameda This new affordable housing project is the first built component of the San Leandro BART Station Area Plan.

Truckee Prototype Mixed-Use Townhouse

U.C. Berkeley Dining Halls An overhaul of the 1950s-era megadorms and dining halls at University of California at Berkeley.

UCMBEST A sustainable headquarters for the Monterey Bay Education, Science + Technology Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

West End Commons Townhouses with different degrees of dedicated work space are served by an array of "slow alleys", private lanes modeled on Europe's pedestrian zones.

West Side Lofts West Side Lofts furthers the development of a neighborhood arts district and adds to the revitalization around the local train station in Red Bank, New Jersey.

XERO Project XERO Project is a proposal for a net-zero-energy district destined for Dallas. It won first place in the 2009 Urban Re:Vision competition.

Zero Cottage A net-zero cottage addition to David Baker's Shotwell Compound.