Male, born 1949-12-20

Associated with the firms network

Baker, David, + Partners, Architects; Baker, David, Architects (DBA); Baker, David, and Associates, Architects; Elbasani, Logan, Severin, Freeman, Architects; SOL-ARC, Architecture and Energy Consulting

Professional History


Principal, SOL-ARC, Architecture and Energy Consulting, Berkeley, CA. In 1980, Sol-Arc was located at 2040 Addison Street in Berkeley, CA. (See California Energy Almanac, [Sacramento: California State Commission for Economic Development], p. 361.)

Principal, David Baker and Associates, San Francisco, CA, 1982- .

Partner, David Baker + Partners, San Francisco, CA, c. 2001-2010.

Partner, David Baker Architects (DBA), San Francisco, CA, c. 2019.


Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1981, 2007.

John Portman Visiting Critic, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Visiting Professor, California College of the Arts, School of Architectural Studies, San Francisco, CA, 1999, 2001.

Visiting Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1990.

Visiting Professor, Antioch University West , San Francisco, CA, 1981.

Visiting Professor, Vista College, Berkeley, CA, 1980.

Professional Actvities

California Architect's Registration Number C012506.

LEED Certified 2007.

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), San Francisco, Chapter, San Francisco, CA.

Member, SF MOMA Architecture + Design Accessions Committee, San Francisco, CA, 1996-2002.

Member, Advisory Council/Juror, San Francisco, CA, 2006-present.

Member, SPUR Board of Directors, San Francisco, CA, 2006-present.

Member, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Board of Directors, San Francisco, CA, 2004-present.

Juror, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Awards, 1990.

Juror, AIA Redwood Empire, Design Awards, 1994.

Juror, AIA San Mateo County, Design Competition, 1995.

Juror, Oakland Museum, Doghaus: Architecture Unleashed, 1999.

Juror, Residential Architect Design Awards, Washington DC, 2003.

Juror, Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

Juror, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Northern California Emerging Green Builders Competition, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

Juror, AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Awards, 2006.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1996.

Recipient, I. Donald Terner Prize for Innovation and Leadership in Affordable Housing.


High School/College

Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH.

B. A., Thomas Jefferson College, Philadelphia, PA, 1974.

M.Arch., University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA,1982.



Baker married at least twice; one of his marriages occurred at the San Francisco City Hall.

PCAD id: 2919