David Baker Architects

Honors

2015

AIA COTE Top 10 Award: Tassafaronga Village
AIA Committee on the Environment

AIA Housing Award: Bayview Hill Gardens
American Institute of Architects

2014

Livability Innovator in Architecture and Urbanism: David Baker FAIA
Livable City

Grand Winner—Green Custom Home: Zero Cottage
Custom Home Design Awards

CNU 2014 Charter Award—Best Building: Station Center
Congress for the New Urbanism

CNU 2014 Charter Award—Grand Prize: Station Center
Congress for the New Urbanism

Visionary and Innovative Leader in Design: David Baker FAIA
Non-Profit Housing Association of California

Interior Architecture Merit Award: Saint Frank Coffee
AIA San Francisco

Affordable Residential Real Estate Deal of the Year (San Francisco): Bayview Hill Gardens
San Francisco Business Times

EPA 2013 Smart Growth Achievement Award: La Valentina Station
United States Environmental Protection Agency

2013

ULI Global Award for Excellence: Station Center
Urban Land Institute

Constructed Realities Honor Award—Small Projects: Zero Cottage
AIA San Francisco

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Multi-Family Housing Project (over 60 du/acre): Rincon Green
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Honor Award—Best Sustainable Community (with YHLA): La Valentina Station
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

RADA Merit Award—Affordable Housing: Fillmore Park
Residential Architect Magazine

2013 Bicycle-Friendly Business Awards: David Baker Architects Office
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

2013 Design Awards—Merit: Richardson Apartments
American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

2012

2012 Distinguished Practice Award: David Baker FAIA
AIA California Council

SACOG Salutes! Blueprint Excellence Award: La Valentina Station
Sacramento Area Council of Governments

100 Hotel Awards 2012—Trendsetter: h2hotel
Fodor's

AIACC Residential Design Award of Merit: Richardson Apartments
AIA California Council

2012 Global Award for Excellence: Armstrong Place
Urban Land Institute

2012 Global Award for Excellence: Armstrong Senior
Urban Land Institute

Best Infill Project of 2011-12: La Valentina Station
Sacramento Business Journal

2012 ASLA Professional Award of Excellence in Residential Design: Richardson Apartments
American Society of Landscape Architects

2012 Exceptional Residential—Bay Area Regional Design Honor Award: Richardson Apartments
AIA East Bay

2012 Nathaniel A. Owings Award Entry of Note: Tassafaronga Village
California Architectural Foundation

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Residential Project of the Year (Attached/Urban Environment): Richardson Apartments
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Merit Award—Best Affordable (over 30 du/acre): Richardson Apartments
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Merit Award—Multi-Generational Concepts: Armstrong Place
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

AIA National Housing Award: Richardson Apartments
American Institute of Architects

AIA/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design: Richardson Apartments
American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

50 Best Designed California Hotels: h2hotel
California Home + Design Magazine

50 Best Designed California Hotels: Hotel Healdsburg
California Home + Design Magazine

2012 Merit Award: Richardson Apartments
ASLA Northern California

Residential Architect Design Award—Merit: Richardson Apartments
Residential Architect Magazine

Real Estate Deals of the Year—Best Affordable Residential: Richardson Apartments
San Francisco Business Times

Real Estate Deals of the Year—Best Land Deal: EQR Potrero
San Francisco Business Times

2012 Western Wood Design Award—Multi-Story Midrise: Richardson Apartments
Woodworks.org

2011

2011 Best Projects: Armstrong Senior
Engineering News-Record

Builder's Choice Grand Award—Best Green/Sustainable Community: Tassafaronga Village
Builder Magazine

Builder's Choice Merit Award—Best Affordable/Workforce Housing: Armstrong Place
Builder Magazine

Builder's Choice Merit Award—Best Affordable/Workforce Housing: Armstrong Senior
Builder Magazine

Design for Aging Review Merit Award: Armstrong Senior
AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community

Design for Aging Review Merit Award: Mabuhay Court
AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community

MFE Affordable Project of the Year: Armstrong Place
Multi-Family Executive Magazine

MHN Excellence Award—Best New Development/Adaptive Reuse: Pacific Cannery Lofts
Multi-Housing News

MHN Excellence Award—Best New Development/Low-Income: Tassafaronga Village
Multi-Housing News

Growing Smarter Together Award: Tassafaronga Village
Association of Bay Area Governments

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Affordable Project (30 du/acre or more): Crescent Cove
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Excellence in Architecture—Citation Award: Tassafaronga Village
AIA San Francisco

CalGeo 2010 Outstanding Project Award (ENGEO): Pacific Cannery Lofts
California Geotechnical Engineering Association

Growing Smarter Together Award: Tassafaronga Village
Association of Bay Area Governments

ULI Awards for Excellence Finalist: Tassafaronga Village
Urban Land Institute

Real Estate Deals of the Year—Affordable Housing (In San Francisco): Armstrong Place
San Francisco Business Times

Real Estate Deals of the Year—Affordable Housing (Outside San Francisco): Tassafaronga Village
San Francisco Business Times

AIA Housing Award: Tassafaronga Village
American Institute of Architects

AIA Housing Award: Armstrong Place
American Institute of Architects

AIA Housing Award: Armstrong Senior
American Institute of Architects

2010

2010 Top Projects—Hospitality: h2hotel
North Bay Business Journal

Grand Award—Green Building: Ironhorse at Central Station
Multi Family Executive Magazine

Gold Nugget James Hardie Design Award: Pacific Cannery Lofts
James Hardie

2010 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing Community by Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design: Paseo Senter
American Institute of Architects and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Adaptive Re-Use Project: Pacific Cannery Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Green Point Rated Community of the Year: Ironhorse at Central Station
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Green Sustainable Community of the Year: Tassafaronga Village
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Infill, Re-Development or Rehab Site Plan: Tassafaronga Village
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Green Business Awards: Best Green Architect:
San Francisco Business Times

Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development: Paseo Senter
NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials)

National Honor Award for Residential Design: Pacific Cannery Lofts
American Society of Landscape Architects

Best Affordable Residential Outside of San Francisco: Ironhorse at Central Station
San Francisco Business Times

2009

2009 Design Excellence Awards—Affordable Housing Honorable Mention: Paseo Senter
Multi-Housing News Magazine

2009 Merit Award: TAXI
AIA Colorado

Judges GreenPoint Showcase Honor Award for Multi-Family Housing: Ironhorse at Central Station
Build It Green

Re:Vision Dallas Competition—First Place: XERO Project
Urban Re:Vision

Residential Architect Design Award—Merit: Paseo Senter
Residential Architect Magazine

Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award: 30 Most Influential People in Housing in the Past 30 Years: David Baker FAIA
BUILDER Magazine

2008

Induction: David Baker FAIA
Wm. S. Marvin Builders Hall of Fame for Design Excellence

2008 Structures Award—Community Impact: Paseo Senter
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Builder's Choice Grand Award—Affordable Housing: Crescent Cove
Builder's Magazine

2008 Honor Award: TAXI
AIA Arizona

2008 Honor Award: TAXI
Denver Chapter, American Institute of Architects

2008 Housing Hero: David Baker FAIA
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

2008 Design Award for Architecture: Curran House
California Council, American Institute of Architects

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Sustainable Community, Attached: Blue Star Corner
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

2008 Exceptional Residential—Bay Area Regional Design Merit Award: Blue Star Corner
East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Citation Award—Excellence in Architecture: Blue Star Corner
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Merit Award: Innovative Design in Engineering + Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS): TAXI
American Institute of Steel Construction

2007

2007 Award of Excellence—Affordable Housing Built Responsibly: Folsom + Dore
Home Depot Foundation

Mayor's Design Award: TAXI
Denver Office of the Mayor

2007 Structures Award—Affordable Housing Development of the Year: Paseo Senter
Silicon Valley Business Journal

National Affordable Housing Merit Award: Delmas Park
Multifamily Executive Magazine

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Affordable Project over 40/Units per Acre: Curran House
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Attached Housing Project over 4 Stories: 200 Second Street
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Citation Award—Excellence in Architecture: Curran House
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

National Honor Award: Curran House
American Society of Landscape Architects

2006

2006 Semi-Finalist: Curran House
I. Donald Terner Prize for Innovation and Leadership in Affordable Housing

Exceptional Residential Bay Area Design—Merit Award: Folsom + Dore
AIA East Bay

National Grand Award—Affordable Housing: Curran House
Residential Architect Magazine

Honor Award—Energy and Sustainability: Folsom + Dore
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Merit Award—Excellence in Architecture: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Builder's Choice Special Focus Award—Urban Garden: Curran House
Builder's Magazine

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Live-Work Project: West End Commons
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Merit Award—Excellence in Architecture: Folsom + Dore
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

2005

Design Merit Award—Affordable: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
Residential Architect Magazine

AIA Housing Committee Award—Multifamily Housing: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
American Institute of Architects

National Green Building Award: Folsom + Dore
American Institute of Architects

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Affordable: Folsom + Dore
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Sustainable Residential Neighborhood: Folsom + Dore
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Community by Design Award: Linden Court
American Institute of Architects

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Attached Residential Project of the Year: Folsom + Dore
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Sustainable Residential Neighborhood: Folsom + Dore
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Outstanding Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool: Santa Cruz Accessory Dwelling Unit
American Planning Association

Regional Planning and Urban Design—Honor Award: Santa Cruz Accessory Dwelling Unit
American Institute of Architects

2004

Best Community Impact Award: Linden Court
San Francisco Business Times

Builder's Choice Grand Award: Linden Court
Builder's Magazine

Builder's Choice Grand Award: Mabuhay Court
Builder's Magazine

Builder's Choice Grand Award: Magnolia Row
Builder's Magazine

Builder's Choice Merit Award: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
Builder's Magazine

Builder's Choice Merit Award—Special Focus: Lenzen Square
Builder's Magazine

Builder's Choice Project of the Year: Mabuhay Court
Builder's Magazine

Gold Nugget Award of Merit: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Affordable: Linden Court
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Redevelopment, Rehab or Infill Site Plan: Linden Court
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Affordable: Mabuhay Court
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Attached Project (19 to 30 du/acre): Magnolia Row
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Senior Housing/Active Adult: Mabuhay Court
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Sustainable/Green Residential Project of the Year: Linden Court
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Maxwell Award of Excellence: Mabuhay Court
Fannie Mae Foundation

Merit Award for Design: Mabuhay Court
California Council, American Institute of Architects

Merit Award for Design: Santa Cruz Accessory Dwelling Unit
San Francisco Business Times

Merit Award—Excellence in Design: Magnolia Row
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, Policies and Regulations: Santa Cruz Accessory Dwelling Unit
US Environmental Protection Agency

National Award of Excellence: Mabuhay Court
NAHRO

2003

Meritorious Achievement Award: Northside Community Center
NALHFA 2OO3 Fall Meritorious Achievement - HOME Awards Competition

Meritorious Achievement Award: Mabuhay Court
NALHFA 2OO3 Fall HOME Awards Competition

Award of Excellence: Ironhorse Lofts
California Redevelopment Association

Best Affordable Residential: 8th + Howard/SOMA Studios
San Francisco Business Times

Best Townhome Community Finalist: Ironhorse Lofts
National Association of Home Builders

Gold Nugget Grand Award: Hotel Healdsburg
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Merit Award: Hotel Healdsburg
California Council, American Institute of Architects

2002

Best Affordable Design Award: Pensione Esperanza
Residential Architecture Awards

Best Design Award: 18th + Arkansas/g2 Lofts
American Society of Landscape Architects

Builder's Choice Grand Award: Coggins Square
Builder's Magazine and National Association of Home Builders

Builder's Choice Grand Award: Ironhorse Lofts
Builder's Magazine and National Association of Home Builders

Design Merit Award: Hotel Healdsburg
Redwood Empire Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Ironhorse Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

2001

Best of the Bay Interior Merit Award: Frogdesign Studio
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Builder's Choice Affordable Award: Moonridge Village
Builder's Magazine and National Association of Home Builders

Builder's Choice Affordable Award: Pensione Esperanza
Builder's Magazine and National Association of Home Builders

Builder's Choice Grand Award: 1500 Park Avenue Lofts
Builder's Magazine and National Association of Home Builders

Design Matters—Best Practices in Affordable Housing: Moonridge Village
University of Illinois, City Design Center

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Affordable: Moonridge Village
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Apartment Project up to 4 Stories: Indiana Industrial Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Apartment Project up to 4 Stories: SOMA Residences
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Apartment Project, Attached: Oroysom Village
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Mixed-Use Project: 1500 Park Avenue Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Real Estate Deal of the Year Award—Best Suburban Residential: Ironhorse Lofts
San Francisco Business Times

Design Matters—Best Practices in Affordable Housing: Columbia Park
University of Illinois, City Design Center

2000

Design Matters—Best Practices in Affordable Housing: Columbia Park
University of Illinois at Chicago

Design Matters—Best Practices in Affordable Housing: Moonridge Village
University of Illinois at Chicago

Merit Design Award: Moonridge Village
California Council, American Institute of Architects

Tax Credit Excellence Award for Rural Housing: Moonridge Village
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

Tax Credit Excellence Honorable Mention for Metropolitan and Urban Housing: Pensione Esperanza
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

1999

Honor Award—Best of the Bay and Beyond: Columbia Park
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

1998

Affordable Multifamily Project of the Decade: Almaden Lake
San Jose Housing Department

1997

Excellence in Design: Manville Hall
Berkeley Downtown Association

Honorable Mention: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
Community Center Competition

National AIA Honor Award: Manville Hall
American Institute of Architects

1996

Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Best Mixed-Use Project: 18th + Arkansas/g2 Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Grand Award: 18th + Arkansas/g2 Lofts
Builder's Choice Design and Planning Awards

Merit Award:
California Council, American Institute of Architects

1995

Award of Excellence for Mixed-Use Buildings: Manville Hall
Berkeley Design Advocates

Citation: 18th + Arkansas/g2 Lofts
42nd Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

Excellence in Residential Design: Kayo House
Firestorm Design Awards, East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

1994

Meritorious Achievement Award: Sunrise Village
Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

1993

Design Excellence Award—Adaptive Use: Clock Tower Lofts
American Society of Interior Designers

Design Excellence Award—Renovation/Rehabilitation: San Francisco Bar Pilots
American Society of Interior Designers

Design Excellence Award—Adaptive Use: Clock Tower Lofts
American Society of Interior Designers

1992

Award of Merit for Residential Design Excellence: Clock Tower Lofts
Interior Architecture Awards, San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Award of Merit for Residential Design Excellence: San Francisco Bar Pilots
Interior Architecture Awards, San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Gold Nugget Award of Merit: 355 Bryant Lofts
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Honorable Mention for Design Excellence: Sunrise Village
Northern California Home + Garden

Merit Award: Urbane Domain - The Lofts, Unit 317
Sunset Magazine Interiors Award Program

1991

Design Achievement Award—First Place, Commercial Architecture: Bison Building + Brew Pub
Northern California Home + Garden

Design Excellence Award: Parkview Commons
Honor Awards Program, San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Honorable Mention—Quick Service Restaurants: Bison Building + Brew Pub
Restaurant / Hotel Design International

SF Best Dressed Award: Bison Building + Brew Pub
San Francisco Magazine

1990

Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Parkview Commons
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Merit Award for Design Excellence: Bison Building + Brew Pub
East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Merit Award for Design Excellence: Studio Durant
East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

SF Best Dressed Award: 601 Fourth Street Lofts
San Francisco Magazine

1988

Best Affordable Housing Development: Holloway Terrace
The Bay Area Council Housing Awards

Distinguished Alumnus Award:
Grand Valley State University

1987

Best Cafe: Fred Cody Building + Cody's Cafe
Restaurant and Hotel Design Competition

Best of Competition: Fred Cody Building + Cody's Cafe
Restaurant and Hotel Design Competition

Honorable Mention: North Gate Competition
University of California at Berkeley, Class of 1954

Merit Award: Fred Cody Building + Cody's Cafe
California Council, American Institute of Architects

1986

Award for Design Excellence: Fred Cody Building + Cody's Cafe
Interior Architecture Awards Program, San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

First Award: Parkview Commons
Developer/Architect Competition, City of San Francisco

Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Holloway Terrace
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Merit Award for Design Excellence: Cafe Milano
East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

1985

El Cerrito Design Award: Fairmont Center with Fatapples + Fred's Market
El Cerrito Design Review Board

1982

Adaptive Re-Use Award:
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

1981

Citation:
Progressive Architecture Awards

First Award—$15,000 Prize:
California Affordable Housing Competition

1980

Award of Honor for Excellence in Design: Spaghetti House
Honor Awards Program, East Bay Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Passive Solar Design Award, Commerical: San Jose State Office Building (with Sol-Arc + ELS)
Fifth National Passive Solar Conference of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society

Passive Solar Design Award, Multifamily Retrofit: Spaghetti House
Fifth National Passive Solar Conference of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society

1979

Western Home Awards—Citation: Spaghetti House
American Institute of Architects + Sunset Magazine

1977

Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts:
University of California at Berkeley

Second Award: San Jose State Office Building (with Sol-Arc + ELS)
Energy Efficient State of California Office Building Competition