David Baker Architects



November 2021 Construction Update

Together, Designing La Fénix at 1950 Go behind the scenes with DBA, Cervantes Design Associates, Mission Housing Development Corporation, and BRIDGE Housing for a look at the design process for La Fénix at 1950, new affordable family housing in the Mission.

Principal Amanda Loper, AIA, LEED AP, wins 2021 AIA Young Architect Award Amanda talks about starting DBA_BHM, "Small but Mighty Acts of Urbanism," and designing for people.

Faster and More Affordable Solutions to Homelessness in San Francisco Tahanan Supportive Housing is a creative collaboration between Tipping Point Community, SFHAF, and Mercy Housing seeking to speed production of housing for San Francisco's unhoused residents.

Designing the Future: Multi-Family Housing Hosted by AIA Los Angeles, this pandemic-inspired round-table looks at how housing architects can quickly adapt to the demands and shifts that will occur as we adjust to living, working, and staying healthy in our built environment.

More than Homes 222 Taylor is a featured player in this wonderful TNDC video about their commitment bringing homes, health, and voice to underserved communities in San Francisco.

The Need for Affordable Housing: 222 Taylor A view of 222 Taylor, affordable family housing in the Tenderloin, by Bread Truck Films.

Living Building Challenge and Multifamily Affordable Housing

Webinar: Associate Chelsea Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, shares insights about designing within the LBC Affordable Housing Pilot program.

Toward Zero Emissions Housing Design

Webinar: In this recorded presentation, David Baker, FAIA, shares projects ranging from affordable housing to boutique hotels, looking at creative and practical ways to design and build toward net zero.

Achieving Modular Multifamily Affordable Housing This session was hosted by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community in partnership with the Open Architecture Collaborative on May 6, 2019.

Resilient Equity Hubs: Policy, Finance, and Design in the Face of Sea Level Rise This webinar originally aired on July 9, 2018, and was produced by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community and the Open Architecture Collaborative.

Farm to Table: DBA's "Dreams Happen" Playhouse

Video: Want to own your own DBA original and help support secure housing? Bid big on "Farm to Table", our farmstand-inspired playhouse, going on the auction block a the June 3 Gala to benefit Rebuilding Together Peninsula.

New Year's Greetings for 2017 from David Baker Architects

Video: Enjoy this tour through some of our  "winterized" projects and our wishes for a peaceful, creative, and collaborative new year!

HOME: The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center and Residence

Video: A moving look inside the new Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center and Residence, a community-serving home and gathering space in the Bayview District of San Francisco.

peepSHOW Market Street Fly-Through

Video: A visualization of peepSHOW in its future Market Street environs.

Alameda Point Collaborative

Video: We are working closely with MidPen Housing, Urban Design Innovations, Alameda Point Collaborative, Operation Dignity, and Building Futures to envision a bright and healthy new neighborhood for Alameda Point.

Snowy Solstice Wishes from David Baker Architects

Video: Enjoy this tour through some of our upcoming "winterized" projects and our wishes for a peaceful, creative, and collaborative new year!

Zero Cottage Video: Architect David Baker talks about Zero Cottage, the net-zero home he designed, prototyped, and lives in with partner Yosh Asato. Via SFChronicle.com

Bring Beauty: Art for Seniors Video: Support our Indiegogo campaign to bring colorful artwork to Lakeside Senior Housing.

Local Cache Video: Local Cache, a conceptual branding strategy for a ResilientSF

La Valentina Station: 2013 EPA Smart Growth Achievement Award Video: La Valentina is the only western U.S. development honored with a 2013 EPA Smart Growth Achievement Award.

Better Living Through Density Video: David Baker FAIA LEED AP talks about the benefits of urban density and the direction we need to go.

humanCITY Video: a thought experiment on urban density

h2hotel Art Installation

Video: Katy's Stone's "Little Universe (Burst Boom Bloom)" time-lapse installation video.

2010 Banff Session Video: David Baker FAIA LEED AP, presenting at the 2010 Banff Session.

It's All About the People! Video: The residents of the places we make are our true clients.

Bill Owens: Inside Affordable Housing Video: We go behind the scenes with photographer Bill Owens to meet the folks at 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios.

David Baker on Re:Route Video: As part of Re:Vision TV's Re:Route series, David Baker examines the reality of an alternative transportation lifestyle.

2007 Award of Excellence: Affordable Housing Built Responsibly Video: Folsom + Dore wins the 2007 Award of Excellence—and $75,000!—from the Home Depot Foundation.

Design Leader: David Baker Video: As part of the Dwell.com Design Leaders documentary series, David Baker explores SF's growing livable-cities movement.

Density, Affordability + Green Architecture Podcast: David Baker speaks on density, affordability and green architecture at the 2006 Dwell on Design conference.

Tour of the Innovative Folsom Dore Apartments Podcast: An AIA tour of the innovative Folsom + Dore Apartments for chronically homeless individuals and families in San Francisco.