We frequently get asked by our architectural enthusiast clients about the history of a particular loft development as well as the specific details regarding which architect or architectural firm developed a specific Oakland loft building.
While this list is ever-evolving (and by no means designed to be all-inclusive), we did want to point out a few of the most popular lofts in Oakland and provide some insight into which architectural firms played a role in their creation. Here goes:
- Oakland's Pacific Cannery Lofts, 200 2nd Street Lofts and West End Commons townhouse development were all designed by San Francisco-based architects David Baker + Partners.
- The Brick House Lofts at 201 3rd Street were designed by Danville-based Flynn, Craig + Grant Architects (FCGA).
- Temescal Station (which is a newer construction development in Oakland's Temescal neigbhorood) was designed by Berkeley-based Kava Massih Architects.
- Green City Lofts, located on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, were designed by Robert Swatt of Emeryville-based Swatt Miers Architects.
- The 345 Henry St Lofts and Phoenix Lofts were designed by Oakland-based Thomas Dolan Architecture.
- The Aletzza at 6465 San Pablo Ave (which is a newer construction development on Oakland's northwestern corner bordering Berkeley and Emeryville) was designed by San Francisco based Saida + Sullivan Design Partners (SSDP).
There are obviously other developements (and architects!) who have done great work in Oakland, Emeryville and beyond. We'll continue to update our blog and East Bay Modern website with helpful information on the history and design of these remarkable urban structures.