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A Brownstone stoop in Manhattans Village neighborhood.

Three Victorians on Valencia The Deepistan Parklet is in from to of the middle one.

Stoops that connect private living spaces to public streets are one core strategy for enlivening the edges of urban buildings.

Traditional stoops were not constrained by modern codes, so they tend to be more varied, interesting, and successful.

2014 A nicely done renovation in the Pearl District of Portland.

A modern stoop at Armstrong Place in the Bayview.

Pacific Cannery Lofts has stoop/porches repurposed from a loading dock.

DBA Stoops

We do modern versions of traditional stoops on our designs as part of our ACTIVE URBAN EDGE strategy.

These new stoops were added to the Pacific Cannery Lofts alley facing ground level units to activate the pedestrian edge. Image: Brian Rose

A San Francisco stoop on 17th Street near the Castro.

San Francisco Stoops

San Francisco's Victorians are defined by their stoops, some of which get very long.

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia Stoops

Philadelphia is a city of townhouses, and they all have stoops.

A modern stoop at Armstrong Place in the Bayview.

A modern stoop at Ironhorse Affordable Apartments in West Oakland.

The stoops on Grove Street at 300 Ivy.

Computer rendering of a stoop along Grove Street at our 300 Ivy design.

A stoop on Grove Street at 300 Ivy.

Pacific Cannery Lofts has stoop/porches repurposed from a loading dock.

These new stoops were added to the Pacific Cannery Lofts alley facing ground level units to activate the pedestrian edge. Image: Brian Rose

A stoop at our Crescent Cove Apartments in 2014.

Three Victorians on Valencia The Deepistan Parklet is in from to of the middle one.

A San Francisco stoop on 17th Street near the Castro.

A typical stoop in Hayes Valley, San Francisco.

Stoops on two tiny houses in Dogpatch, San Francisco. These houses were built from plans published in the newspaper.

2014 A nicely done renovation in the Pearl District of Portland.

2014 A nicely done renovation in the Pearl District of Portland.

A Brownstone stoop in Manhattans Village neighborhood.

A typical Brownstone stoop in the Village, New York City. Note the half level down floor.

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

STOOPS Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA

Philadelphia stone stoop. Image: DBA