David Baker Architects



2022 New Associates We're celebrating a new class of DBA leaders with a party November 3!!

Season's Greetings from DBA! DBA’s best wishes for a bright and beautiful winter season as we embark on a new year together!

Careers at DBA Find information about joining the DBA team here.

Fall Happiest Hour: Celebrate our new Associates with us! Join us for a festive celebration at our SF office in the historic Clocktower Building to toast our newest Associates!

Join us to Celebrate DBA's Newest Fellow, Daniel Simons FAIA

ELPN Year-End Party Join us November 29 in SF to celebrate a great year of building, supporting, and advocating for affordable housing in the Bay Area!

Design for Good at MODA Visit this Atlanta exhibit celebrating "architecture for everyone"—including DBA's Lakeside Senior Apartments.

DBA_OAK First Friday Happiest Hour Join us for a Friday Happy Hour at our Oakland office and workshop!

DBA Associates Celebration and Oakland Office Opening A ribbon-cutting for our Oakland outpost and a springtime Happy Hour honoring our new Associates!

Wishing Cloud Wishes galore at DBA_Lab's Wishing Cloud installation, part of SFMOMA's PARK(ing) Day activities.

DB in BHAM In Birmingham, Alabama? Come out for David Baker's take on community-oriented housing design.

Innovating Interim Uses: Transforming Future Development Sites Join us for this exploration of innovative uses of development sites in the span between acquisition and construction.

Housing Tour on Two Wheels Join DBA's David Baker and John Onken on August 12 for a bicycle tour of some of San Jose's newest affordable housing.

Dreams Happen Playhouse Auction June 3 Here's your chance to own a DBA original! Bid on our Farm to Table playhouse on June 3 to benefit Rebuilding Together. Playhouses are on display until June 9.

June 16: The Evolving Role of the Social Impact Designer Part of SF Design Week, join David Baker and other Curry Stone Design Prize winners in a conversation about the public realm.

DB's Climate Ride June 2017 Donate to the California Coastal Climate Ride to help David Baker save the planet!

David Baker: 2017 Distinguished Alumnus UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design honors distinguished alumni for their vision and lifetime of achievements.

2016 New Associates Get to know these six new leaders helping shape the future of DBA.

Bicycle Tour: Everyone Deserves Good Design Saddle up with SPUR and DBA for a summer bike tour of a diverse range of the City's urban housing developments.

Market Street Prototyping Festival: October 6-8, 2016 DBA Lab returns to the Market Street Prototyping Festival as an invited artist and a Festival Design Captain.

DBA's "Zero" Springtime Happiest Hour Friday, April 1, 5:30 - 8:30pm. Join us in SF!

Chrome Cavern An architectural-poetic ultra-immersive collaboration exploring self-reflection, perception, and playfulness.

Bring Beauty: Art for Seniors Make a donation to support Creativity Explored and Lakeside Senior Housing.

Market Street Prototyping Festival: April 9-11, 2015 DBA's peepSHOW shined as one of the Festival's wonderful urban interventions.

EVENT: 2014 EBHO Affordable Housing & Urban Agriculture Bike Tour

Thanks to EBHO for including our Urban Ag & Affordable Housing Bike Tour in their Affordable Housing Week. We had a great ride around Oakland's urban farms and affordable housing featuring food gardens.  

Field of Dreams: UC Berkeley 2013 Fall Graduate Studio

Field of Dreams: Rising Tides: Open Hours @StorefrontLab, Saturday, February 15, 1-5pm


The Rural Studio 20K Challenge $24,412 raised! Thanks, SF, for your generosity toward the Rural Studio!

Support DB's Climate Ride 2013 DB's 320 mile Climate Ride bid still open for donations! Bump him up to the #1 fundraiser with your contribution today!

Bent, Twisted and Warped @StoreFrontLab: CCA furniture students show Saturday, December 15th.

Pallet Playhouse

@StoreFrontLab: Pallet Playhouse, an experiential activity for children.

2012 TNDC Pool Toss David Baker FAIA LEED AP is a "Celebrity Tossee" at this year's TNDC Pool Toss fundraiser. You can join the pool party literally or figuratively by buying tickets or donating in support of David Baker, Tossee.

Affordable Housing Day Bike Tour The Affordable Housing Day Bike Tour took place on October 6. Click the map to follow the route on your own.

AIA East Bay DBA Housing Tour Saturday 2012.05.12: Pacific Cannery Lofts & Ironhorse at Central Station.

Celebrate Sunday Streets

Join us Friday, March 9! Come help DBA put some spring in the step of Sunday Streets, San Francisco's official block party!

2011 Pecha Kucha at SPUR

YBike? YBike! Join us Friday, October 15, 2010, at our SOMA offices to celebrate and raise money for YBike. Let's get the City's kids on bikes!

Modern Architecture Hill Climb: September 18, 2010 You've got to climb some hills to get to the city's top modern residences.

AIA SF LIVING HOME TOURS: THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 DBA's two Armstrong developments are in good modern-architecture company on September 11's Home Tours. Clear your weekend for visits, and read on for more information.

art streets life 2010 David Baker invites you to his Mission home to celebrate San Francisco's burgeoning street revolution. Beer and music, fun and food carts! Auctions: Photographic prints by noted architectural photographers! A beautiful PUBLIC bike! Come join us Thursday, August 26!

49 Mile Scenic Bike Ride Inspired by the Downtown Association's 1938 "49 Mile Scenic Drive", this epic bicycle ride circles the City.

DBA/SFBC Urban Design Internship We will be working with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, SFBC on a project related to the next generation Complete Bicycle Network for the City. This is an unpaid internship to help plan and illustrate that vision.

SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village May 21st, 2010

GreenPoint Showcase Tour This Sunday: Ironhorse Family Apartments and Pacific Cannery Lofts Visit Ironhorse Family Apartments and Pacific Cannery Lofts this Sunday, October 4, 2009, as part of Build It Green and KTVU's GreenPoint Showcase Tour.

art streets life 2009 David Baker opened the doors of his Mission District residence to share a new mural by Andrew Schoultz and give a boost to the new San Francisco Great Streets program.

Victory Gardens Party The crowds came out on Friday, April 24, to celebrate and support city agriculture and growing-knowing at our benefit bash for Victory Gardens.

Gems of the City Bicycle Tour Follow hot on the (w)heels of David Baker's Gems of the City bike tour featuring some of San Francisco's most architecturally significant buildings.

2008 PARK(ing) Day Think globally, PARK locally. Check out photos of PARK(ing) Day 2008.

Housing Hero Each year the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition recognizes Housing Heroes, exceptional individuals singled out for their commitment to creating, advocating, and promoting housing solutions for all San Franciscans.

This year David Baker FAIA and Daniel Solomon FAIA share the 2008 honor.

Party Like a Walk Star! This year our annual fundraiser party put some spring in the step of Walk San Francisco, local pedestrian advocates.

2007 East Bay Urban Living Home Tour Holliday Development hosts this inside peek at some of the East Bay's most unique living spaces. The tour includes DB+P's Blue Star Corner—a LEED For Homes-certified townhouse community —as well as a dozen other notable spots.

2007 Build it Green Home Tour Don't miss your chance to experience the first Build it Green Home Tour in San Francisco and see how gorgeous green can be!

PARK(ing) Day! A call to action—or at least to lounging on the lawn—PARK(ing) Day is a city-wide event (launched by Rebar Group) that places temporary parks in metered parking spaces, momentarily upping urban green space and reconsidering car culture.

This Is How We Roll Almost-weekly after-work rides leave our office around 5:30...could go anywhere!

Silver Celebration Folsom + Dore was the first residential building in Northern California to be LEED certified—April 19, 2007.

Livable City Festivities Our annual event raised $9,000 for Livable City.

Architecture in the City Podcast: David Baker speaks on building—green and otherwise—with a panel of local architects and callers on KQED's radio's Forum program, September 15, 2006.

DBA 2005 Urban Housing Bike Tour: San Francisco David Baker leads a San Francisco urban bike tour of our projects in the spring of 2005.

DBA 2003 Urban Housing Bike Tour: San Jose Way back in the summer of 2003, David Baker led a bike tour of our San Jose urban housing designs.