We are skilled in navigating the personal, political, and commercial dynamics of bringing new architecture into diverse urban environments. Our work combines social concern with a signature design character, resulting in distinctive, high-quality buildings that foster a strong sense of community.

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BLOG: Art for All!
DBA's Brit Epperson and Amit C. Price Patel discuss strategies and significance of including art in every building.

Art programs uplift and build community.

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

New apartments and townhouses topped with city views from an expansive rooftop deck, just off the main drag of Hayes Valley.

Bayview Hill Gardens

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

Affordable, supportive housing for formerly homeless families—the first of its kind in the Bayview.

Awards

What They Say


NPH honored David Baker Architects for 35 years of design leadership in affordable housing.

What We Say


DBA's Brit Epperson and Amit C. Price Patel discuss strategies and significance of including art in every building.

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Video: Local Cache for a ResilientSF

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

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