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Summary of Qualifications
Pyatok Architects works to foster the development of vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities through sensitive architecture and urban design, rigorous research and education, exemplary service and technical innovation, and effective advocacy. Pyatok Architects (PA) was founded 29 years ago to serve the non-profit affordable housing sector throughout the Bay Area. Drawing upon our housing experience, we expanded to include market rate, senior housing, student housing, and mixed-use developments in regions throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Hawaii. Today, PA has designed roughly 35,000 dwelling units in scores of developments. Our practice has evolved to helping various communities and organizations build higher density urban environments that are both more sustainable and equitable. Our practice does not focus on the development of design formulas. For us, great design is rooted in providing quality service that drives the outcomes of the final design. PA performs careful research to uncover the unique needs of the community being served, and organizes a process that engages our clients and community in a participatory, people-centered effort customized to the context of the target population. This means that before we introduce anything new we determine what really matters the most to all stakeholders. Our firm is well known and respected for its service and responsiveness. PA is experienced in the full range of services from earliest stages of testing a projectâ€™s feasibility, to leading a full community process, coordinating with regulatory agencies, executing construction documents and specifications, and performing construction administration. For decades, developers and institutions have repeatedly chosen the firm to design and develop a wide variety of programmatically diverse housing types on challenging infill sites and in neighborhoods sensitive to new projects. While notably attracting many local and national design awards, our projects have always been built to conform to the critical demands of program, schedule and budget.
gold nugget award of merit for best mixed use development AVALON OCEAN AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Avalon Bay Communities
Exciting, enticing: housing that fits in
John King, SF Chronicle
The Ocean Avenue mixed-use project fulfills the community vision of a full-service grocery and community gathering place immediately adjacent to City College. Bordering Westwood Park neighborhood to the north and the Ingleside Neighborhood to the south this site at the top of Ocean Avenue was identified in the Balboa Park Station Area Plan as the linchpin in the revitalization of upper Ocean Avenue. Pyatok Architects and the Avalon Bay team led multiple meetings with both community groups, as well as with local business owners of the Ocean Avenue Collaborative, to craft a design that transforms this underutilized site. This project also included close collaboration with the San Francisco Planning Department to develop Market Rate + Retail 173 Units (1-2-BDRS) 26,000 SF Whole Foods 1.8 Acres
a design that sets a new standard for the inclusion of a full service grocery store in the mixed use development. The program includes a new urban plaza at Brighton Avenue that will provide a focal point for a grocery, café and other street front retail space. 173 new rental units including studio, one and two bedroom units are organized around two central courtyards which provide outdoor space sheltered from the prevailing winds. • Delivered on expedited schedule for Owner/Builder • Successfully negotiated design with three separate community groups • LEED Gold
MARKET RATE RENTAL
PRIVATE BALCONIES RESIDENTIAL UNIT VERTICAL CIRCULATION (stairs/elevator) HORIZONTAL CIRCULATION LOBBY
PODIUM PLAN PRIVATE BALCONIES RESIDENTIAL UNIT EAST BUILDING
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
VERTICAL CIRCULATION (stairs/elevator)
RESIDENT & BIKE PARKING WHOLE FOODS MARKET
RETAIL GARAGE ENTRANCE RESIDENT SERVICES COMMERCIAL
GROUND FLOOR PLAN RESIDENT & BIKE PARKING RETAIL GARAGE ENTRANCE
OPERA WAREHOUSE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Avalon Bay Communities Situated between the Eastern Waterfront and Potrero Hill, Dogpatch maintains the character of working-class, mixed-use neighborhood with 19th century worker cottages side by side larger commercial and industrial uses. The 700’ Opera Warehouse site presents opportunities to expand this family-friendly enclave by replacing this industrial building with street orient urban housing creating an active neighborhood edge and an enhanced buffer along the raised 280 Freeway. Pyatok and associate architects Mithun Solomon and Owen Kennerly, are working closely with Avalon Bay 300 Units 2.1 Acres Entitlement Phase
Communities, Build Inc., and the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association to replace this industrial frontage with a new community of 330 units including one, two and three bedrooms. The conceptual plan includes multiple entries, common uses and front stoops to achieve an interactive street frontage consistent with Dogpatch’s neighborly and intimate character. Conforming to this neighborhood’s tradition of eclectic building form, this project is divided into three building elements each designed by separate architects. Each building will have dedicated Class A bike storage linked to the Class III bike route on Indiana Street. The design team is investigating the re-use of building elements from the existing warehouse. A historical exhibit of Opera Warehouse will be featured upon completion.
Esprit Park Opera Warehouse
Single Story Commercial
TA O S E
Homes on Minnesota Street
ON THE BOARDS PROPOSED SCHEME WITHIN NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT
280 FREEWAY 22nd Street
“COURTYARD” “BAR” WOOD YARDS PARK
OWEN KENNERLY ARCHITECTURE
PYATOK ARCHITECTS MITHUN SOLOMON
OPEN SPACES AND VIEWS FROM THE STREET
VISITATION VALLEY MASTER PLAN UPDATE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Universal Paragon In 2009, Universal Paragon Corporation, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the Visitation Valley Neighborhood together completed an award winning master plan for the 15 acre Schlage Lock Manufacturing site; the culmination of almost 10 years of community planning effort. The demise of Redevelopment in 2011 created a gap in the financing for neighborhood infrastructure. In response, the developer, city and community returned to the drawing board to make adjustments to the master plan to ensure that development would be remain viable. Working closely with all three entities, Pyatok Architects and GLS Landscape reorganized the original 1600 Units 50,000 SF Retail 15 Acres
Design for Development Plan to allow for a 25% increase to the number of new residential units while preserving the rich open space network and the community design principles originally established in the original Design for Development. The master plan efforts have included block by block feasibility studies for each parcel and conceptual plans for first phase of development, including an anchor retailer and 200 new rental units. In addition, Pyatok is working closely with the Planning Department to refine and update development standards to fit the development model that best fit site conditions and neighborhood goals.
New Leland Avenue Park
New Central Avenue Park
New Mixed-Use Development
ON THE BOARDS HEIGHT LEGEND 5 Stories | 57-FT 6 Stories | 66-68 FT 6 Stories | 76-FT 8 Stories | 86-FT
niversal Paragon Corporation
Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock - Concept Studies May 18, 2013
HAYES VALLEY PARCEL P, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Avalon Bay Communities The removal of the Central Freeway following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake stimulated a dramatic re-birth of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood. Octavia Boulevard was re-created as a tree lined multi-purpose main street lined with prominent building sites, setting the stage for re-construction of the human-scale urban form disrupted 60 years ago. Joining forces with Avalon Bay Communities and associate architects Owen Kennerly and Jon Worden 182 Units 1.1 Acres In Construction
Architects, Pyatok led an intensive community design process to shape a high-profile mixed-use building on Parcel Pâ€”the largest of the former freeway sites. Drawing upon both historic neighborhood patterns and contemporary design the team developed a distinct character for each of the four street frontages on Octavia Boulevard, Oak Street, Laguna Street and Hickory Street, with stoops and ground floor entries located every 25 feet.
ON THE BOARDS Hickory Street becomes an intimate row of carriage houses that reinforce the intimacy and informality of the alleyways
HICKORY STREET “LIVING ALLEY” The Octavia Building presents a bold boulevard-shaping façade
OAK STREET Laguna Street is conceived as a neighborhood corner building with a strong link with the historic urban pattern
Oak is developed as terraced Row Houses with stoops, bays and individual entrances
This new neighborhood within a neighborhood is linked together by a mid-block open space network consisting of 3 terrace courtyards with adjoining two-story passages, and a dramatice 2-story main entry ‘Portal’ serving as a front porch for neighbors and visitors along Octavia Boulevard. The restored urban facbric includes a new ‘living alley’ on Hickory Street with extensive landscaping, seating, and bioswales to create an intimate pedestrian and bicycle route in Hayes Valley and an outdoor amenity for Parcel P.
JON WORDEN ARCHITECTS, CORNER OF LAGUNA AND OAK
rudy brunner silver award, california preservation foundation award, the list goes on ... SWAN’S MARKET, OAKLAND, CA East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Swan’s Market, whose historic name was the Sanitary Free Market was a major pan-East Bay shopping destination for over 60 years and remains an important downtown landmark. The existing structure, built in several stages from 1917-1940, encompasses an entire city block in the Old Oakland neighborhood. The renovation of this historic downtown Market Hall includes a new fresh food market hall, restaurants, Co-Housing + Mixed Use 20 Units 105,000 SF 1.4 Acres
street oriented retail, 20 co-housing condominium units and common house, 18 affordable rental units, live/work space, commercial office space and on-site parking. The Museum of Children’s Art occupies a first floor space over looking Swans Court and sponsors indoor and outdoor children’s projects on site. Portions of the existing trusses are exposed to bring sunlight into the interior of the block and to create public and private outdoor spaces that link the diverse uses into a vibrant, unique urban community.
MIDTOWN PARK APARTMENTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mercy Housing CA Designed by SOM Architects and constructed in 1964 as part of the Western Addition Urban Renewal, Midtown Park replaced a block of dense 19th century residential buildings with international-style buildings organized around a large shared courtyard. 50 years later, Midtown Park has become a well-established intergenerational community including households who were part of the Western Additional neighborhood long before urban renewal. Pyatok and associate architect YA studios, are working with Mercy Housing and the Mayorâ€™s Office of 200 Affordable Units 2 Acres In Design
Housing to develop a much needed renovation plan that will upgrade existing homes plus add 60 new affordable homes to better meet the needs of the intergenerational community. Carefully orchestrated phasing will allow residents to return to the community after the renovation is complete, avoiding a repeat of the community displacement that occurred 50 years ago. The renovation plan will include upgrades to 4 existing buildings. The two new street-oriented buildings will be constructed along Geary Blvd., set close to the street edge to restore lively connections to this busy thoroughfare. New community gathering spaces which open to the street and central courtyard. The central courtyard will become an outdoor haven for all ages; with terraces, raised planters, play areas and strolling gardens creating a mid-block oasis for this intergenerational community.
PROPOSED DESIGN, BY YA studios
ON THE BOARDS N Upper terrace with raised planting beds & outdoor gathering areas
Outdoor terrace with BBQ & play areas
NEW SENIOR HOUSING
NEW FAMILY HOUSING
Central lawn with walking circuit, bioswales & large existing trees
acterra award for sustainable development, green communities award FOX COURTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, OAKLAND, CA Resources for Community Development Fox Courts is the result of community-based affordable housing advocacy that arose in response to Mayor Brown’s “10K Units in Downtown Oakland” Program. This redevelopment plan was initially proposed without provision for affordable housing. Due to overwhelming community activism led by East Bay Housing Organizations, a 0.9-acre parcel adjacent the historic Fox Theatre was reserved for subsidized, family housing and mixed-use development. Family Housing Mixed Use 80 Units (Lofts, 1-2-BDRMS, Stacked Towhnomes)
Pyatok Architects teamed with Resources for Community Development and J.H. Fitzmaurice to respond
the arts. These mixed-use functions are located along 19th Street facing the newly created park and open
to a competition sponsored by the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. The design brings together families and singles in eighty apartments with supportive services including childcare and a special emphasis on onto a new pedestrian mews with a gallery/retail space. The remainder of the mews and 18th Street are lined with two-story townhouse units, each with a separate raised-entry stoop. Fox Courts provides cross ventilation in all family units, solar-supported electrical systems and hot-water sourced radiant heating and uses a substantial percentage of recycled and recyclable building materials achieving a 143 GreenPoint Rating.
ďƒž gold nugget award of merit for best workforce housing 901 JEFFERSON STREET, OAKLAND, CA Jefferson Housing Inc. (AF Evans) One of the first truly contemporary buildings in the historic Old Oakland Neighborhood, 901 Jefferson reinterprets the traditional Victorian era style of tall ground floor and projecting vertical bays in a contemporary palette of ribbed metal siding, large windows and deep projecting sunscreens. Reinforcing this neighborhood character, the building steps down opposite Lafayette Square park, providing a transition from the downtown commercial district to the residential scale of the neighborhood to the west. The project is carefully planned to maximize the potential of the compact 22,000 square foot lot. A Workforce Housing Corner Retail 73 Units (Lofts, 1-2-BDRS) 83,000 SF
tall first floor podium accommodates street front loft units and double height parking stackers behind. Above the podium are four tall stories of flats constructed with a Conxtech steel moment frame system with panelize infill metal stud framing. The combination of all steel and concrete structure and durable commercial grade exterior materials results in an exceptionally high quality condomimum building. Consistent with character of Old Oakland, 901 Jefferson provides an continuous active street frontage along Jefferson Street with individual recessed entries for each street front loft unit and a high ceiling commercial space at the corner of 9th and Jefferson Street.
TITAN COURTS STUDENT RESIDENCES, EUGENE, OR Lane Community College, Downtown Campus Like many Colleges today, Lane recognized that providing housing for its students increases their retention rate and improves academic success. It also is key in attracting foreign students, which can be a significant financial asset. To maximise unity with academic functions and the University of Oregon, they located their first student housing in downtown Eugene to be integrated with their new 92,000 square foot downtown campus which houses LCCâ€™s Continuing Education, Energy Management Program and Successful Aging Institute. Pyatok Architects joined a team led by Robertson Sherwood Architects and SRG Partnership to develop Community College Housing 75 Units, 255 Beds 92,000 SF
a self-funded six-story student housing complex to complement the state-of-the art educational facility. The project accommodates 255 students in 75 apartments, mostly 4 bedroom 2 bath units. Since the building does not include centralized food service, every apartment includes a kitchen. The focus on international students, as well as the realities of market competition led to smaller spaces and individual leasing of each bedroom. A flat screen TV and cable service in the shared living room are marketing advantages, but also help to draw the students out of their bedrooms and encourage interaction. There are lounges on each floor and a large multi purpose room on the ground floor. The ground floor space flows out into the shared courtyard to integrate the housing and academic uses. This residential project is pending LEED Gold Certification.
COLLEGE + UNIVERSITY HOUSING
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