Author: David Baker
David Baker is the founder of David Baker + Partners in San Francisco, the architect for Tassafaronga Village.
Articles by David Baker
- Toward Zero Parking: Challenging Conventional Wisdom for Multifamily
Published on July 02, 2018 in Market Trends
Two architects address ten common concerns about shrinking parking requirements.
- Constraints and Creativity Shape Affordable Housing for Seniors in Oakland, California
Published on October 02, 2015 in Planning & Design
In the first two weeks after Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland opened its application process for residency last year, more than 2,400 applications poured in. Constructed to house very-low-income and formerly homeless seniors, the building had just 91 units to offer.
- 11 Strategies for Building Community with Affordable Housing
Published on February 13, 2015 in Planning & Design
The design quality of affordable housing can have a substantial positive effect on both residents and the surrounding community.
- Strengthening Connections
Published on August 03, 2011 in Mixed-Use
As the number of U.S. factory jobs continues to shrink, cities increasingly find themselves with underused or abandoned industrial land. Where these sites border residential areas, the result is blight and increased crime. Read how the Oakland, California, housing authority took aging public housing on a blighted site and remade it to strengthen connections to nearby residences and community amenities.