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  • SERVICES | Studio BBA

    We craft enchanting spaces that ignite the senses and enrich human experiences at work, at home and in the community through architecture, interiors, and landscape Design. Our projects include both new builds, renovations, and additions, and our studio’s engagement typically covers all phases of design and construction from conception to completion. Studio BBA is a San Francisco based architecture and design firm specializing in custom residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. Our work ranges from city to country and from contemporary to classic. OUR SERVICES Residential, Hospitality, & Commercial Architecture ​ Our architectural services blend creativity, functionality, and sustainability to create spaces that inspire. From concept to completion, we prioritize collaboration and innovation to bring your vision to life. Interior Architecture + Design ​ We believe that interior spaces should not only be beautiful but also functional. Our interior architecture and design services focus on creating harmonious and inviting interiors that reflect your unique style and enhance your daily life. Furniture, Accessories Selections & Styling ​ Choosing the right furniture, plug-in lighting, art and decor is essential for creating a cohesive and functional space. Our team can help you select and layout furniture and assemble an accessories package to complement your design aesthetic and meets your practical needs. Physical Brand Identity ​ Your physical space is a powerful tool for expressing your brand identity. We work closely with you to develop a design that aligns with your brand values and resonates with your target audience that can be applied to a roll-out strategy for multiple locations. Property Evaluation ​ Understanding the potential of a property is crucial for making informed decisions. We offer comprehensive property evaluation services to help you assess the feasibility and potential of your project. Project Management ​ Our project management services ensure that your project stays on track, on budget, and on time. We handle every aspect of the project, from initial planning to final execution, so you can focus on what matters most to you. CONTACT Connect with us to discuss your project, pitch PR opportunities, inquire about joining our atelier of designers, or to talk shop. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 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 GENERAL INQUIRIES PROJECTS MEDIA/PRESS CAREERS (accepts PDF attachments <5MB) 415-241-7160 Mon - Thurs ​ Alternating Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm​ ​ 9:00am - 5:00pm SNAPSHOTS

  • ARGONAUT

    ARGONAUT SAN FRANCISCO When the advertising agency Argonaut decided to move their offices from the Avalon Ballroom (Nob Hill/Van Ness) to 140 New Montgomery, they were trading 30,000 SF of expansive, high ceilinged multi-floored space for 12,000 SF on a single floor in the coveted historic, Miller and Pflueger designed, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building at 140 New Montgomery. After walking into the building’s restored-to-glory lobby, you arrive at the Argonaut office–immediately greeted with a 35-foot “fireplace”. An incredible part of this floor is the relationship it has to the historic facade—the main entrance’s 3-story leaded glass window crests on the floor fostering a necessity to engage with the original 1920’s architecture. The building’s history inspired our commitment to the history of the architecture, informing the detailing of the brick fireplace surround, lime paint finishes, antique mirrors, board and batten details, even in plan through symmetry, axis, and hierarchy. Given the hybird nature of the office (designed during the COVID pandemic), Argonaut experimented with design ideas that would encourage people to spend more time in the office; the Chief Creative Officer’s prompt was “to create the best hotel lobby that people love to work in”. The office is a place to host and entertain it’s staff and clients alike, with large meeting rooms fit for hybrid meetings, a variety of working surfaces –from laptop tables and lounge chairs, to library tables, the kitchen island with power at every stool, banquettes along the windows, and a computer lab with all the ergonomic bells and whistles. Rivaling the comforts of home and a few focused and intentional amenities, their office is buzzing with life and rebuilding their in-office culture with daily grind and after-hours events and parties. Each time we visit, we are energized by the hum of productivity and shocked by their in-office presence in spite of their continued work-remote flexibility. Back to Projects page Client Argonaut BBA Team Bonnie Bridges Samantha Buckley Vishnu Balunsat Size 12,000 SF Contractor Principal Builders Inc. Collaborators Furniture: MG West Lighting: Pritchard Peck Plants: Add Life Photography Emily Hagopian Jasper Sanidad Studio BBA Back to top

  • TECH COMPANY

    TECH COMPANY SAN FRANCISCO When this client came to Studio BBA, they were new and growing — growing fast. Working with the co-founder, we established how their digital presence transcends into physical space and identity. The project grew into a 3-story redesign including new finishes to compliment a host of program: lounges, outdoor terraces, a gym, all-hands and dining area to accommodate catering for the entire office. Through our emergent process, we learned that focused and private work was pivotal to the company’s office culture and created the “Observable Universe” art piece to inspire a “Thinking Garden” as a place for introspection, study, discovery, and delight. The interior landscape program for the office became an obvious manifestation of the Thinking Garden, supported by an abstract and sophisticated nature-inspired palette. Starting during the Covid pandemic, the only thing that was certain was that the company was growing. Lead times quickly began to drive schedule, and the design team had to be nimble in making selections as available products quickly changed. This need to meet schedule fostered a trusting relationship where the Client approved look-and-feel of the various aspects of the office space, and Studio BBA was able to select alternates as needed. We standardized on a phone booth, providing fluidity for staff jumping from room to room, and to ease future purchasing needs. To support confidentiality and the meditative quietness of the open office, the floor plan boasts a nearly 3-to-1 ratio of people to conference rooms and call rooms. Back to Projects page Client Confidential Tech BBA Team Bonnie Bridges Vishnu Balusat Samantha Buckley Size 18,000 SF Contractor GCI General Contractors Collaborators Project Manager: Raise Plantings: AddLife Procurement: MGWest Photography Studio BBA Back to top

  • SEBASTOPOL HOUSE

    SEBASTOPOL HOUSE WEST SONOMA Currently under construction, Sebastopol House is a single family home with a pool and pool house. Back to Projects page Client Confidential BBA Team Bonnie Bridges Stephanie Griffith Size 7,312 SF; 2.6 acre lot Contractor Saturn Construction Collaborators Furniture: Knoll Herman Miller Lighting Design: Pritchard Peck Structural: Semco Engineering Landscape Design: Daniel Nolan Design/Kalman Varga Design Photography Studio BBA Back to top

  • SAN ANSELMO HOUSE

    SAN ANSELMO HOUSE SAN ANSELMO Our clients (a landscape designer and a video producer) came to us because they love Flora Grubb Gardens. Although it is not a house, they were inspired by the way the architecture and gardens flow together and create a variety of creative and comfortable places within a well ordered and structurally expressed building. The challenge they gave us: transform a tiny, vintage 1940’s ranch house in San Anselmo into a long-term family home that takes advantage of the south facing 2-acre lot with amazing views of Mount Tamalpais. With a young family on a street full of kids, we popped up the entry to create the new double-height volume that welcomes neighbors and helps anchor the house on the steep downslope lot. Inside, we combined small spaces to create an expansive great room with exposed douglas fir beams, hand-hewn wood floors, and a multi-slide pocket door. The airy space opens onto to a cedar deck and enjoys generous southern light and views of oak-studded Marin hills. From the main level skylit hall, a new stair leads to the new lower level (formerly a crawl space) with direct access to the garden. The gardens, patios, and deck flow together as one outdoor living space via paths and stairways. Simple, local materials on the interior include new and reclaimed douglas fir and aged white oak, complemented by board-form concrete retaining walls and darkened steel. Special wood details throughout lend warmth and unique personality throughout, conceived through an enjoyable, collaborative process with the clients, consultants, and contractor. As the house is located within a Wildland Urban Interface area, only non-combustible materials were used on the exterior, and the trees on the site were carefully protected from construction activity. Sustainable systems were integrated inside and out, including radiant heating, a passive cool sink, permeable pavers, bio-swales, bioretention areas, and a green roof. BBA Team Bonnie Bridges Stephanie Griffith Size 2,800 SF; 2 acre lot Contractor Christensen Construction Timberline Builders Collaborators Pope Engineering | Civil Engineer Double D Engineering | Structural Engineer Holly Selvig Landscape Architecture Neila Hutt Interior Design Garden Design by Annabelle Reber (Client) Photography Cesar Rubio Photography Back to Projects page Back to top

  • THUMBTACK LIBRARY

    THUMBTACK LIBRARY SAN FRANCISCO The Thumbtack Library showcases the relationship of trust fostered between the client and Studio BBA. As a 5x repeat client, we were so excited to collaborate and experiment with Thumbtack as we all tackled the future of workplace in the middle of a pandemic. During the pandemic, Thumbtack made the decision to become an all-virtual company. Instead of traditional offices, they created a plan for four “libraries” across the globe for socializing, gathering and connection. With this directive, we’ve created something entirely new. Libraries are strategically located as a resource to employees globally to allow for connections, community and socializing in-real-life. This partnership resulted in a truly iterative process upheld by the strong ethos of Thumbtack’s Head of People and a committed and supportive Landlord team. Thumbtack is evolving and transforming, and their new space reflects that, meeting them in their commitment to equity. The library is not a one solution fits all. By creating a spectrum of places, the library offers neighborhoods from noisy and extroverted, to quiet and pensive. Spaces support independent laptop work, but also phone booths for private calls, or high-back feet-up lounge chairs for soaking in the view while thinking. Other experiments in the office include providing phone booths large enough to act as offices for acoustic privacy for executives and staff discussing confidential information. Size: Contractor: Collaborator: 20,000 SF MCS ACIES | MEP Magnusson Klemencic Associates | Structural Pear Workplace Solutions | Furniture The Plant People | Plants Tinkering Monkey | Signage + Branding Photography: Victor Goods Client Website: Thumbtack Design Team: Vishnu Balunsat Bonnie Bridges Back to Projects page Back to top

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