We believe in the transformative power of design - to enhance the context of our daily experiences and create fulfilling, meaningful, beautiful spaces.

 

Studio BBA is a dynamic atelier of designers who advocate for architecture that inspires human connection—creating spaces and places from the alchemy of inspiration, site, materials, vision and form. The rich set of conditions, agendas and real-life constraints that come with each project makes this an artful process, as does our belief that a symbiosis between circumstance and desire leads to original and compelling design.

The collaborative nature of our studio enhances the design process and nourishes meaningful connections with our clients, project teams and the craftsmen who build our work. We thrive when working with clients who have interesting and demanding programs and a passion for what will happen in their space—providing opportunities to deepen the design language and innovate as we guide each project’s development.

We bring vision, skilled management, a value for design excellence and a gift for strong interpersonal connection to our project teams and diverse practice areas, which include restaurants, community spaces, private residences and offices, and a range of services including architecture, interior design and master planning. We believe it is our professional obligation to be environmentally intelligent and responsible, bringing a sustainable perspective and proficiency in energy-efficient building systems to every project.

Lyda Cort

Materials Librarian

Lyda is a well-spring of knowledge in all things related to materials, and has a meaningful understanding of the value of design. She researches new products, maintains the studio’s sample library, seeks sustainability resources and organizes manufacturer lunch-and-learns. Collaborating with Studio BBA’s architects and designers on projects of all types and scales, Lyda assists in finding the right furnishings, fixtures and finishes. Her deep experience in the local art community provides our clients with artist connections and emergent, specific art programs. A longtime member of the Studio BBA family, Lyda is a treasured resource who provides continuity and institutional knowledge to the studio.

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Studio BBA is located in the heart of San Francisco - or as we like to call it, the Center City Design District. Look for our vertical garden and stop in—by design we’ve skipped the formalities and you’ll be welcomed right into the midst of an architecture studio and workshop.

921 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-241-7160

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Hiring a Senior Project Manager!

A Studio BBA Senior Project Manager is an experienced and organized keystone within Studio BBA projects. An expert at getting things done within clear and well-organized systems, this person integrates into our design teams to manage our design projects, leads our team production schedules and establishes clear goals within our creative architecture studio.

Join our team! See job posting here for more info.