Joseph King is an Associate Principal, Studio Leader, and Senior Designer in SCB’s San Francisco office, specializing in urban mixed-use and multifamily residential projects. Joe’s focus starts at the beginning of conceptual design, leading the data collection, site analysis, and massing studies that help define a project’s approach and initiate the design process. His emphasis on collaborative design involves working closely with clients, contractors, and consultants from the start of a project through delivery.
Joe’s investigative design process involves not only various digital modeling and rendering media, but also hand sketching, drawing, and 3D modeling. He believes in a holistic design approach which involves a deep understanding of the constraints and opportunities presented by each unique design scenario. Recent projects include 1900 Broadway, a 452-unit mixed-use apartment and office tower in Oakland, and 30 Van Ness, a 47-story luxury condominium and office tower in San Francisco.
Prior to joining SCB, Joe practiced with several highly regarded firms in both the Bay Area and Chicago, where his work as lead designer was recognized with numerous design awards and in several publications. His past experience extends to project types including master planning, office, urban retail, higher education, and single-family residences.
Joe believes in mentorship both within the office and profession as a whole. He has taught architectural design studios at the Academy of Art University and the University of California, Berkeley and has been a guest juror at Northwestern University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed architect in Illinois and California, a LEED accredited professional, and an active member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).