David Baker Architects Promotes Amanda Loper and Amit Price Patel to Principals

David Baker Architects, Union City, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, architectural news

San Francisco, CA—David Baker Architects (DBA) has promoted Amanda Loper and Amit C. Price Patel to principals, announced David Baker, FAIA, principal.

Amanda Loper
Amanda Loper

Amanda Loper, AIA LEED AP, joined DBA in 2006. Her projects with DBA include affordable housing, such as Station Center Family Housing in Union City and Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, and commercial projects and market-rate housing, such as Saint Frank Coffee and Rincon Green in San Francisco. Currently, she is consulting for the City of San Francisco to craft a density bonus program and designing Hunters View Block 10 in San Francisco. Amanda’s awards include first place prizes in the Re:Vision Dallas competition and the International Urban Competition for the Miami Civic Center. She is on the board of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and chair of the project review committee. She is also a frequent presenter at SPUR. She received her bachelor in architecture and bachelor of interior architecture degrees from Auburn University and is an alumna of the Rural Studio there.

Amit Price Patel
Amit Price Patel

Amit C. Price Patel, AIA, LEED AP, joined David Baker Architects in 2005. His projects with DBA include affordable housing, such as Bayview Hill Gardens and Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments in San Francisco, as well as marketrate housing, such as 888 Seventh Street, also in San Francisco. Currently, he is working on design guidelines for Forest City’s Pier 70 development and the Dr. high-rise social housing and urban design in Brazil, Europe, and Asia. He has won or been on the winning teams of several international design competitions, including the Red Location Apartheid Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has been a design resource team member for the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute in Chicago and for the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in New Orleans and has served as president of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Amit guides the firm’s urban design studio, which is involved with the re-envisioning of San Francisco’s Pier 70 and is working on preliminary master plans for mixed-use, mixed-income communities in Greenville, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Amit received his master of architecture and master of city planning degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University, St. Louis.

About David Baker Architects
Founded in 1982, San Francisco-based David Baker Architects has become well known for combining social concern with a signature design character. A leader in affordable housing and sustainability, the firm has received more than 200 local and national architectural design awards and honors, including the 2012 Distinguished Practice Honor Award from the AIA California Council and the 2013 ULI Global Award for Excellence for Station Center. The firm’s work also includes market-rate housing; mixed-use, commercial, and retail projects; interior architecture; and urban design.

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