9 Ways to Make Housing for People [Book]

David Baker, FAIA, Amanda Loper, AIA, and Daniel Simons, FAIA
Stack of DBA’s new book 9 Ways to Make Housing for People on a bright yellow background. #
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Pragmatic and imaginative, this book is a modern manual for urban housing—getting it built and making it great. 

David Baker Architects has been designing multifamily housing for more than four decades. With offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Birmingham, Alabama, the firm is a pioneer in urban housing, with an award-winning design portfolio of more than 15,000 homes—affordable and market rate—throughout the Bay Area and across the country.

Combining how-to with why-to, principals David Baker, Amanda Loper, and Daniel Simons lay out the core framework the firm uses to help communities develop places for people to thrive. Written in accessible language for design professionals and students as well as residents, developers, and city officials, 9 Ways to Make Housing for People engagingly explains principles and strategies to achieve quality and value in new housing. 

The 9 Ways have been presented in cities across America and were featured in an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.