David Baker Architects

DBA_SFO


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Office entry, as seen from conference room. Image: Stephen Searer

Copper water-jet-cut sign.

DBA_SFO is our main office space—we also have offices in Oakland, California, and Birmingham, Alabama. DBA moved into this original office in 1992. It's a flexible and creative space that has served us well.

Learn more about the historic Clock Tower and our adaptive reuse of the building here. 

 

DBA_SFO live camera feed.

Staff bike parking. Image: Stephen Searer

Our guest bicycle parking is well used.

Architectural models and the office Bakfiets, a dutch-style cargo bike. Image: Stephen Searer

The office gets crazy crowded during our fundraiser parties.

DBA participates in urban activist exercises, such as Park(ing) Day, in which we build a temporary park in a parking space. This one was directly in front of the Clock Tower Lofts in 2006.

Organic fruit bowl.

DBA_SFO is a San Francisco Certified Green Business.

The bathroom has many green features including a low-flow toilet, low-voltage LED motion sensor lighting, and an electric hand dryer.

The DBA_SFO office is in the Clock Tower Lofts, a 1907 Historic Landmark building that we renovated in 1992 with Holliday Development.

Classic DBA "K-Door" by Paco Prieto of Pacassa Studios.

Copper water-jet-cut sign.

Lobby entrance.

Architectural models and the office Bakfiets, a dutch-style cargo bike. Image: Stephen Searer

Office Bakfiets. Image: Stephen Searer

The much-anticipated bloom of our 20-foot-tall courtyard Saguaro.

The office is faced with towering glass doors that open widely to our semi-private courtyard, complete with patient neighbor.

Office entry, as seen from conference room. Image: Stephen Searer

We are lucky to host "Mr. Big", a suspended trace-paper sculpture by artist Mary Button Durell.

Mezzanine. Image: Stephen Searer

On a nice day, the front conference table can be rolled into the courtyard for an open-air meeting.

The conference room offers your choice of designer chair.

We fit a plotter, printer, library, kitchen, and bike parking into this small space.

Indoor bicycle parking via ceiling hoists.

Staff bike parking. Image: Stephen Searer

The courtyard bike rack accommodates folks who cycle over for meetings.

Our guest bicycle parking is well used.

Creeping fig on the brick courtyard wall.

Preparing to go on a staff ride.

Organic fruit bowl.

We compost all our kitchen scraps.

The landfill (trash) cans have shrunk as a result of our recycling efforts.

The bathroom has many green features including a low-flow toilet, low-voltage LED motion sensor lighting, and an electric hand dryer.

We pieced together the bathroom tile pattern from on-hand Heath seconds tiles for a one-of-a-kind and environmentally sound wall design.

Custom sink designed by David Baker and fabricated by Hoss Ward.

Custom LED uplight designed with Holly Solar in Petaluma.

Perspective rendering from the rear loft above the kitchen.

The office gets crazy crowded during our fundraiser parties.

DBA participates in urban activist exercises, such as Park(ing) Day, in which we build a temporary park in a parking space. This one was directly in front of the Clock Tower Lofts in 2006.

DBA_SFO is a San Francisco Certified Green Business.

awards

2013 Bicycle-Friendly Business Awards
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

publications

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