David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP & Andrea Cochran, FASLA

David Baker, FAIA, LEED AP & Andrea Cochran, FASLA

September 17, 2014

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall

The Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute’s (AHDLI) keynote address will be presented by architect David Baker, FAIA and landscape architect Andrea Cochran, FASLA; joint creators of the Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson Apartments in the heart of San Francisco.  This mixed-use SRO building provides 120 permanent, supportive studio apartments for very-low-income formerly homeless residents, many with mental and physical disabilities. The five-story sustainable infill development remediates the site of a collapsed freeway with green homes, street improvements and neighborhood-serving retail.


David Baker, FAIA founded San Francisco-based David Baker Architects in 1982, and in 1996 was selected as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The firm has received more than 160 architectural design awards and honors, including six national AIA awards.  David was chosen by the AIA California Council as the 2012 Distinguished Practice. In 2009, David received the Hearthstone Builders Humanitarian Award, being honored as one of the 30 most influential people in the housing industry of the past 30 years. David was also recently inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Builders Hall of Fame for Design Excellence for his legacy of work in sustainable affordable housing.


Andrea Cochran, FASLA, has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for thirty years. She attended Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California. After working in collaborative partnerships for over ten years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in 1998. The firm’s diverse portfolio of work is internationally recognized and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a wide range of design publications. In 2007, Ms. Cochran was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A monograph of her work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.


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Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd.