Welcome to our San Francisco studio

Tucked beneath the Bay Bridge overlooking the water, our studio has certainly carved out its place in the City by the Bay. Inside our LEED Platinum workplace, we spend our days designing a better future for the city around us. Research and purpose are at the forefront of everything we do: we’re committed to innovation for the greater good of our community. And, we’re proud to live up to a California stereotype or two: sustainability is non-negotiable, and keeping our cool is key.

2 Bryant Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

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NOYO Center for Marine Science
To be built in Fort Bragg, California on a former lumber mill site, this facility brings together interpretive understanding of the fragile shoreline ecosystem, the history of place, and facilities for active marine research.
On the boards!
We have some exciting projects in the works - stay tuned!
Click here to see more of the San Francisco studio's K-12 work!
Enchanted Hills Camp
We created a tactile model to help communicate design plans for our visually impaired clients.
Projects on the Boards
Enchanted Hills Camp provides blind and visually impaired visitors with unparalleled opportunity for outdoors recreation and skills development.

In the aftermath of the 2017 fires, Enchanted Hills Camp now has the opportunity to create a more effective and engaging camp experience. We are reimagining the physical environment to more directly serve the goals of the camp and not only enhance the features and qualities campers already value, but also allow the camp to evolve over time and to better serve its future users.

How does form meet function in sustainable architecture?

I think this probably becomes even more true in the age of sustainable architecture. A lot of passive design strategies require specific relationships between parts of the building – size of windows vs. depth of rooms affect passive lighting, height and shapes of spaces can be leveraged for effective ventilation – the list is long!  Overall, the “function” of sustainability requires certain forms to work correctly, and therefore can have a significant impact on the resulting form of a building.

Bryan Harry
Designer III
Sarah Knize
Project Manager
What project are you most proud of?

The LEED Platinum, Net-Zero Energy Childcare Center we designed for a confidential client was a huge accomplishment that I am very proud of. The structure was built with mass timber, and products were selected and screened according to Perkins&Will’s Precautionary List, to prioritize materials that reduce exposure to harmful substances.

Project Manager Matt Covall, Project Architect Mansi Maheshwari, and Designer Chris Hague
Perspectives
A Mass Timber Field Trip

We took a field trip to Nordic Structure’s (the CLT manufacturer for our 1 De Haro project) facility in Chibougamau, central Quebec.

Check out Project Manager Matt Covall’s account of the trip – complete with behind the scenes photos and videos – by clicking HERE.

Residential
Did you know that we have a residential design studio?

Click below to view our portfolio or visit Pfau Long Architecture to learn more and get in touch.

People in San Francisco

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Managing Director
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Peter Pfau
Design Director
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Jason Dries-Daffner
Operations Director
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Karen Alschuler
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John Haymaker
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Remi Isaacs
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Dwight Long
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Higher Education
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Sarah Rege
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University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Connie and Kevin Chou Hall
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The McClintock Building
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Potrero Power Station
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Building O
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Mission Rock
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Prologis Headquarters
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