San Francisco, CA
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Daniel Solomon Design Partners’ award-winning body of work encompasses housing, mixed-use, institutional architecture and large-scale urban planning. The firm’s distinguished residential portfolio includes student housing, market rate housing, the re-planning and reconstruction of public housing, and affordable housing for range of special-needs populations. The firm’s planning of neighborhoods around transit, walkability and natural factors is based on a career-long focus on the interaction between the design of housing and urbanism. At all scales, the firm’s work is characterized by design excellence, a nuanced and learned response to context, and a commitment to environmental responsibility.
The three principals are all deeply engaged in the design process and collaborate with a core staff of seasoned professionals. Through writing, teaching, professional leadership and building, Daniel Solomon Design Partners has contributed to the understanding of the complex relationship between architecture and town building.
Daniel Solomon Design Partners evolved from the practice of Daniel Solomon, established during his tenure as Professor of Architecture at U.C. Berkeley. His partners Anne Torney and John Ellis joined the practice in 1994 and 1996 respectively. From 2002 until 2010, Daniel Solomon Design Partners was a semi-autonomous practice group within the larger corporate practice of Wallace, Roberts and Todd, practicing under the name WRT | Solomon E.T.C. The firm reestablished itself as an independent entity July 2010.
The firm's work has been widely exhibited and published in leading architectural journals in the US and abroad. The work has received some ninety design awards including four Progressive Architecture Awards, three national awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary's Platinum Award of Excellence on two occasions, and three Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism. In 2004 the firm's founding principal, Daniel Solomon, received the Maybeck Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design from the AIA California Council.
1328 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, US , 94103