Described as, “one of the most respected, polarizing, and prolific designers in San Francisco…” by local real estate blog curbedSF, Stanley Saitowitz has designed some of the most notable and distinct buildings in San Francisco’s recent history. Here’s our curated collection of his residential condo buildings in San Francisco:
If you’d like to read all about him, here’s a link to his wikipedia page.
Born in South Africa in 1949, his work is well-known in the bay area, particularly for his elegant, minimalist, and very metallic design style. He has received a variety of awards for his work, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award from the Smithsonian in 2006.
He has designed a variety of structures across the city and country, including museums, holocaust memorials, synagogues, institutional and commercial buildings, as well as landscaping and master planning projects. His team has been the architect for many recently constructed and notable San Francisco condo buildings, from the Yerba Buena Lofts on 4th St. in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood to in-fill developments on uniquely shaped lots like 8 Octavia in Hayes Valley.
While most San Francisco residential architecture is relatively modest and city planners push hard to make new architectural projects respect and harmonize with the existing as-built environment, the work of Natoma Architects and his team has provided some beautiful projects that honor the as-built neighborhood while adding unique buildings that are more than a beige box.