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Brandon Baunach

Brandon Baunach

Berkeley, CA, US

 

About 

I'm an architect living in Berkeley, California with 18 years experience primarily in multifamily housing with with several years experience designing commercial tenant improvements and a couple of years designing K-12 schools.

I specialize in multi-generational housing and housing in the sharing economy where I have a deep research base.

I have two young boys, and my wife and I live in the beautiful West Berkeley Neighborhood with my mother in a duplex.

Employment 

BAR Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Project Architect

The projects I've worked on range from a 485 unit senior living facility in Beijing, China to a 300 unit multifamily development in San Mateo, California. My role at BAR has primarily been as a project architect on 2 large multifamily mixed use project in the Bay Meadows neighborhood of San Mateo. The duties include consultant and contractor coordination, exterior and interior detailing, code analysis, and design of the exterior facades.

Jul 2013 - current
 

MK Think, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect

My primary role at MK Think was to be the project architect on a K-8 private boys school in the Pacific Heights Neighborhood of San Francisco. My duties included a two phase design of the school that ranged from schematic design and entitlements to Construction Administration and project completion. The project was extremely complex and involved dozens of client stakeholders, zero lot lines that backed onto multimillion dollar homes, a 30 foot deep excavation adjacent to these neighbors. And if that was not enough, half the school remained operational directly adjacent to the construction site.

Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
 

David Baker Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Over my seven years at DBA, my roles varied greatly. All of my project experience involved overseeing multi-family residential projects from early schematic design up to project completion.

Jun 2004 - Mar 2011
 

ADD Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

The scope of work that I performed at ADD Inc. varied between commercial tenant improvements, commercial core and shell, and multifamily residential projects. My duties included supporting roles on large teams to project management roles on small tenant improvements.

Jun 1997 - Jun 2004
 

Education 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1990 - May 1996
 

Awards 

ArchDaily Article, Nomination

Archdaily did a beautiful post presenting 32 projects of merit out of 1715 entrants to the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Competition. My entry was one of the 32.

2015
 

Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development, Award

Presented by the NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2010
 

2010 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing Community by Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, Award

Presented by the American Institute of Architects and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2010
 

Residential Architect Design Award: Merit, Honorable Mention

Presented by Residential Architect Magazine for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2009
 

2009 Design Excellence Awards (Affordable Housing), Honorable Mention

Presented by Multi-Housing News Magazine for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2009
 

2008 Structures Award: Community Impact, Award

Presented by Silicon Valley Business Journal for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2008
 

2007 Structures Award: Affordable Housing Development of the Year, Award

Presented by Silicon Valley Business Journal for The Paseo Senter Affordable Housing project in San Jose, CA. while working at David Baker and Partners. My role was the project designer and project manager.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills