David Baker / David Baker + Partners, Architects
Architecture Lecture Series
Monday, October 8, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Info: 415.703.9562 or [email protected]
"Better Living Through Density"
Denser neighborhoods are more active, more interesting, safer places that support local retail and services and foster community. But what makes urban housing beautiful and functional for residents and neighborhood alike? David Baker will describe—using some of his own work as examples—the components of good urban design, including active pedestrian edges, the hierarchy of open spaces, sensible parking strategies, and sustainable approaches that make higher densities better for all.
David Baker FAIA has been practicing architecture for nearly 30 years, and in 1996 was selected as fellow of the American Institute of Architects. David founded San Francisco-based David Baker + Partners in 1982. With a focus on sustainable affordable housing—particularly multifamily urban infill projects—the award-winning firm has come to be known for combining social concern with a signature design character. From 1977 to 1982, David was principal of Sol-Arc, a firm dedicated to energy-efficient architecture. A progressive urban activist and bicyclist, he has also been a teacher, a union carpenter and a philosophy major, and has recently learned to knit.
Official Website: http://www.cca.edu/calendar/all/1707
Added by mlinksva on October 2, 2007