9 Ways

To Make Housing for People


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SpecificationsSKU: 90858ISBN: 978-1-935935-40-7 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 260pp Publication Date: Fall 2020 Size: 8.5″ x 11″ portrait

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Combining how-to with why-to, 9 Ways to Make Housing for People lays out the core principles that David Baker Architects uses to help communities develop great urban housing. Written for architects and residents—as well as officials, developers, and planners—this book is a kit of parts: nine proven strategies for getting the best outcomes for housing in urban contexts. Detailed explorations and comprehensive case studies show how to apply and combine the principles creatively to meet the needs of sites, people, and budgets. Pragmatic and imaginative, 9 Ways is a modern manual for urban housing—getting it built and making it great.

David Baker Architects is a progressive architecture firm that creates acclaimed buildings and communities in urban environments. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Birmingham, Alabama, DBA is known for exceptional housing, creative site strategies, designing for density, and integrating new construction into the public realm. Lead by a compassionate and visionary team—David Baker, FAIA; Daniel Simons, FAIA, and Amanda Loper, AIA—the award-winning practice is at the forefront of the housing field, designing thoughtful, sustainable, future-oriented places that transform neighborhoods, bolster community, and elevate lives.




Soft Bound



Publication date

Fall 2020


8.5" x 11" portrait