David Baker Architects

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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.

2015 MFE Concept Community: Baby Boomerang DBA puts seniors at the center of the action with this conceptual housing development in Seattle.

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

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

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.

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

888 Tennessee Street Located in the Dogpatch Historic District of San Francisco, this mixed-use market-rate apartment community faces onto Esprit Park.

Armstrong Senior 2012 ULI GLOBAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER

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

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

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

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

DBA-SFO We renovated this 1907 industrial space into our San Francisco studio.

DBA_OAK Our Oakland office is taking off, and the net-zero remodel is taking shape.

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building features 121 affordable homes for seniors as well as a neighborhood community center.

Edwina Benner Plaza A vibrant, multi-family community bringing 66 new homes to the City of Sunnyvale.

FIVE88 Workforce Housing 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.

Folsom & Dore The first new building in San Francisco to be LEED Silver Certified, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Apartments Green affordable senior housing on Lake Merritt in Oakland. LEED Platinum Certified

Lee Walker Heights A reimagined Master Plan and increased affordable density for Asheville's original public-housing development.

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

Mayfair Place 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.

Onizuka Crossing Family Housing Affordable family and veterans rental apartments in Sunnyvale.

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

Pacific Pointe Apartments Sustainable, affordable housing for the people of Hunters Point.

Potrero 1010 Bringing 453 homes—including 90 permanently affordable units—artist studios, 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.

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

Rivermark This green affordable building is a pioneer development in West Sacramento's new Bridge District.

Rivermark Interiors Interior architecture, art, and furnishings for the Rivermark, affordable family housing in West Sacramento.

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

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.

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

Tassafaronga Village Bridging an industrial-residential border, this new Oakland village features a wide range of LEED Platinum Certified 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 Union Modular apartments come to the West Oakland BART district.

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.

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