David Baker Architects

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461 Second Street, Loft c127
San Francisco, CA 94107

2135 San Pablo Avenue (office)
2040 Castro Street (workshop)
Oakland, CA 94612


213 25th Street North
Suite E
Birmingham, AL 35203

David Baker Architects is a progressive architecture firm located in San Francisco, Oakland, and Birmingham, Alabama, that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. DBA is known for exceptional housing, creative site strategies, designing for density, and integrating new construction into the public realm. We have a passion for and deep understanding of the power of humane and respectful environments to transform neighborhoods and elevate the lives of individuals and families.

We design thoughtful places that allow communities to thrive and that serve as a "multiplier of good"—that is, that enable and support engagement, connection, and other neighborhood benefits.

DBA_SFO is a San Francisco Certified Green Business, meeting high environmental standards and recognized by the City and County of San Francisco.

In a commitment to equitable purchasing, DBA makes a concerted effort to source and buy a minimum of 50% of our internal operational purchases and services locally. We support local purchasing as an important component of healthy and sustainable communities and economies. The “local” designation includes businesses and suppliers that are situated within a 50-mile radius of our business locations or construction sites. DBA also focuses on supporting local businesses that are certified minority- and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE), certified B Corps, and JUST organizations.