- Marina District Condo RemodelWanting to remodel a cramped condominium in San Francisco’s Marina District, DDB worked with the client and structural engineers to open up the space for entertaining. The kitchen is now open to the living room and foyer to maximize on functionality and ease. Throughout the renovation, DDB worked diligently to preserve the historic elements such as the […]
- ARROWHEAD DRIVE – OAKLAND, CADDB has been hired as the architect to design this single-family home located in the Oakland Hills. This contemporary design built into the hillside offers both amazing views spanning the bay area as well as works to protect the existing creek on the complex site. Through working closely with the client, the house has several […]
BROOKLYN PRESERVE – OAKLAND, CA
DDB has been working with the owner of the Historic Brooklyn Presbyterian Church in East Oakland, CA to develop strategies for reuse that honor the historic structure by restoring and preserving many of the architectural features while at the same time planning for modern, relevant cultural programming. In many interwoven ways, Brooklyn Preserve is both an historical preservation project and an adaptive reuse project that resists the tendency to ‘condo-ize’ the historic structures in the housing deficit of Oakland and rather re-purposes community gathering around a range of secular purposes. This beautiful 1887 all old-growth redwood framed church, with a 100’+ steeple and seating for 600 is soon to be revealed in a new way.