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Stanley Saitowitz Office / Natoma Architect Inc. is committed to design excellence. The theoretical position establishes a particular concept for each project, giving unique measure to the specific program and site. The approach to design is considered 'human geography', and is especially cognizant of the relatio… Read More
Stanley Saitowitz Office / Natoma Architect Inc. is committed to design excellence. The theoretical position establishes a particular concept for each project, giving unique measure to the specific program and site. The approach to design is considered 'human geography', and is especially cognizant of the relation of building and setting. The aim is to invent spaces of passional quality.

Stanley Saitowitz is an Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Principal of Stanley Saitowitz/ Natoma Architects Inc. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1975, and his Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He began his practice in South Africa in 1975. Read Less
Include The American Institute of Architects 1998 Henry Bacon Medal for Memorial Architecture, and The Boston Society of Architects 1997 Harleston Parker Award. The book, 'Stanley Saitowitz - Architecture at Rice 33' published by Rice University, Houston, and Princeton Architectural Press, New York, received a 199… Read More
Include The American Institute of Architects 1998 Henry Bacon Medal for Memorial Architecture, and The Boston Society of Architects 1997 Harleston Parker Award. The book, 'Stanley Saitowitz - Architecture at Rice 33' published by Rice University, Houston, and Princeton Architectural Press, New York, received a 1998 AIA International Architecture Book Award for Monographs. In 2006, Stanley Saitowitz was a Finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. The Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the National Monuments Council of South Africa in 1997. Yerba Buena Lofts, the Lieff Residence, and Beth Sholom Synagogue won the AIA Best of the Bay Award in 3 consecutive years, 2003, 2004, and 2005. The UCSF Mission Bay Parking Structure, the Shaw Residence, and the First United Methodist Church and Residential Tower all won the AIA SF Awards in 2006. 1028 Natoma Residences and the Octavia Gateway Project won AIA SF Awards in 2007. The Bridge House, 1234 Howard Residences, Conduit Restaurant, Mizu Spa, and The Optical Centre won AIA SF Awards in 2008. Congregation Beth Sholom was awarded the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize for the Best New Building in San Francisco in 2008, the Faith and Form Magazine and The Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture 2008 Design Honor Award, a High Commendation for the Religion and Contemplation category in the World Architecture Festival Awards Barcelona 2008, Beth Sholom and 1234 Howard Street Unit 5 won AIA SF Awards in 2009, and Beth Sholom and Conduit Restaurant won AIA California Council Awards in 2009. Toast Restaurant and the Costa Rica House won AIA SF Awards in 2010, and the Tampa Museum of Art won both AIA SF and AIA Tampa Bay Awards in 2010 Read Less
Include both local and international magazines, and the paintings, drawings and models exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. A traveling exhibition of his work 'Geological Architecture' curated by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in 1990, was shown in Southern California in Spring 1991, the Museum of Mode… Read More
Include both local and international magazines, and the paintings, drawings and models exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. A traveling exhibition of his work 'Geological Architecture' curated by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in 1990, was shown in Southern California in Spring 1991, the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco in Summer 1991 and Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Spring 1992. Fabrications were shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts in January 1998. A book 'Stanley Saitowitz - Architecture at Rice 33' was published in Summer 1994. 'Stanley Saitowitz A House in the Transvaal' was published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Princeton Architectural Press in Spring 1996. A monograph by Monacelli Press, New York, “Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc. Buildings and Projects” was published in Winter 2005. A new monograph was published in 2010. Read Less
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