AIASF Community Alliance Awards
American Institute of Architects
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David Baker Architects, the firm founded by College of Environmental Design alumnus David Baker, FAIA, (M.Arch ‘78), was recently awarded the Firm Achievement Award at the 2017 American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) Community Alliance Awards. The Firm Achievement Award seeks to recognize firms who exhibit “outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture.”
David Baker Architects, located in San Francisco and Oakland, aims to create progressive architecture for the urban environment. Established in 1982, the firm is known for “exceptional housing, creative site strategies, designing for density, and integrating new construction into the public realm.” The firm is composed of an interior design studio, a research and experimentation lab, and workshop for prototyping and fabrication.
In addition to this most recent award, David Baker Architects has received more than 350 local and national architectural design awards and honors. Baker himself has been named as one of the 30 most influential people in the housing industry of the past 30 years as the recipient of the Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award.
The Community Alliance Awards honors the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of the Bay Area’s communities and the future of the Bay Area’s built environment. The 2017 AIASF awards jury is composed of Doris Anna Guerrero, AIA, Mark Jensen, AIA, and Marsha Maytum, FAIA.
The award will be presented to David Baker Architects on December 1, 2017, during the AIA SF’s 2017 Awards Breakfast and Ceremony. Award recipients will also be featured in a gallery show at the AIA San Francisco office.