2016 News
  • May 2016 - 29th Street Residence featured on Wallpaper
    Schwartz and Architecture's space-saving reimagining of a Victorian Bungalow
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2015 News
  • June 2015 - Box-on-the-Rock wins AIA Redwood Empire People's Choice Award for Unbuilt Architecture.
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  • May 2015 - Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist selected for the 2015 Marin Living: Home Tours
    We hope you will join us for a tour of our Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist house as part of AIASF upcoming home tours on May 30, 2015. The project was the recipient of the 2014 AIACC Merit Award for Architecture, among other awards and has been widely published.
    AIASF Home Tours »
    AIACC Awards »
  • May 2015 - Lichen House Sneak Peek in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens
    The Lichen House, slated for a summer 2015 construction, is previewed in the Lydia Lee article “Behind the Veil: A Native Plant Species Inspires a Home by Schwartz and Architecture.
    San Francisco Cottages & Gardens Article »
  • Summer 2015 - The Guerrilla Street Museum Hits the Market Street Prototyping Festival
    A collaboration between students at California College of the Arts (CCA) and Larkin Street Youth Services led by Associate Professor Neal J. Z. Schwartz brings the artwork and issues of homeless youth to Market Street for a three day street festival.
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  • February 2015 - 2014-15 ACSA Diversity Achievement Award Winner Neal Schwartz to lead presentation and panel discussion at the Diversity Achievement Awards, Toronto, CA
    ACSA Award Winners »
    Conference Overview »
  • January 2015 - CCA Architecture faculty member Neal Schwartz is the recipient of the 2014-15 ACSA Diversity Achievement Award.
    ACSA Award Winners »
    CCA News »
2014 News
  • December 2014 - Tiny Pool House, Big Views in Sonoma
    Originally conceived of as just a 500-square-foot box, a modest Northern California pool house in Sonoma got bigger after architect and owner Neal Schwartz started thinking about how to block views of neighboring properties—to focus instead on surrounding vineyards.
    Read on Gardenista »
  • Fall 2014 - SaA's Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist House receives the AIACC Merit Award for Residential Architecture
    This new home embeds itself in its rural site not to camouflage itself, but to construct a series of spaces and thresholds that foster the physical and psychological exploration of the surrounding landscape.
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  • October 2014 - SaA's Sonoma Recording Studio Featured in SF Magazine
    Rocking Out in the Redwoods: A New York Barn Becomes a Sonoma Recording Studio
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  • October 14, 2014 - Fall lecture series at San Jose State University.
    This lecture focuses on the recent work of Schwartz and Architecture and their continuing attempts to conflate the distance between spatial experience and design, in order to create a kind of onomatopoetic space. Presentations will be held in Art #133 from 5 – 6 pm, October 14.
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  • June 2014 - Pinterest Headquarters featured in Contract Magazine
    Three firms collaborate on a San Francisco headquarters - and employees make it their own.
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  • June 2014 - SaA's Crook|Cup|Bow|Twist featured in Home & Architectural Trends Magazine
    A home in the country is increasingly seen as an antidote to city living, so it's not surprising to see contemporary rural architecture is also finding a different expression.
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  • April 2014 - SaA's Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist featured in SF Magazine
    By design, this is not a house to hole up in. “Everything about it propels you outside,” says Schwartz. He deliberately avoided the typical bird’s-eye view, instead tucking the sizable five-bedroom into the crook of a hill—a natural cleft that divides what the builders dubbed the “tame” and the “wild” sides of the property.
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  • April 2014 - SaA's Hydeaway House featured in the SF Gate
    Architect Neal Schwartz's 1,900-square-foot Hydeaway House in the Carneros region of Sonoma. The home, featured on the AIA's Sonoma Living: Home Tours on May 10, provides practical ideas on how to cut costs on materials..
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  • March 2014 - SaA's Hydeaway House chosen for AIA Sonoma Home Tours
    Taking place Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences– all from the architect's point of view.
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  • January 2014 - Interactive floor plan: Crook|Cup|Bow|Twist House featured on
    In north California's Nicasio region, on a grassy plot of land enclosed by wild trees and winding hills, sits a family residence designed by San Francisco-based architects Schwartz and Architecture.
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2013 News
  • Winter 2013 - Pinterest Headquarters featured on ArchDaily
    SaA’s work as executive architect for this 45,000 sq ft tenant improvement corresponded with Pinterest’s rapid expansion, including the continued evolution of the company’s ethos and character.
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  • December 2013 - SaA interviewed on Novedge
    Some of SaA's community projects are featured on the design software website
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  • Fall 2013 - SaA's Sonoma Hydeaway House receives the AIA Honor Merit for Residential Architecture
    Beginning with a simple box-like plan—not unlike many recent prototypes for low cost, sustainable homes—a few subtle shifts in plan transform this single-family house from the typical into the site specific.
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  • Fall 2013 - The New York Times features SaA's Sonoma Hydeaway House
    Bespoke for the People: Neal Schwartz, a San Francisco architect, is eager to share what he has learned about how to get the look for less.
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  • Spring 2013 - SaA Featured in Residential Building Magazine
    Growing Room: A thoughtful, budget-conscious addition to a San Francisco house provides access to light and views.
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  • Spring 2013 - SaA Featured on Remodelista
    The Architect Is In: Beyond Prefab in a Sonoma Weekend Retreat.
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  • Summer 2013 - Sonoma Pool House Featured on Remodelista
    10 Great Pool Houses from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory
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2012 News
  • Winter 2012 - SaA Featured in the SF Chronicle
    Nineteenth Street Residence is featured in the February 19th edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Read More »
2011 News
  • Winter, 2011 - Screen Gem: Rutledge Street Residence in Custom Home Magazine
    The Rutledge Street Residence's laminated screen is featured in the December issue of Custom Home Magazine.
  • Summer, 2011 - The Grove: A documentary film by Andy Abrahams Wilson
    Neal Schwartz's commentary and work as Chair of the Memorial Design Committee of the National AIDS Memorial is highlighted in this new film, which has been screened at 13 festivals including its debut at the Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival
  • Spring, 2011 - Museum of Craft and Design
    SaA models for the Emeryville Center for the Arts and Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist included in the exhibition Crafting Architecture: Concept, Sketch, Model
  • Spring, 2011 - Buena Vista Residence
    Our work is included in Dwell Magazine's special edition, 100 Kitchens We Love.

2010 News
  • Fall, 2010 - Emeryville Center for the Arts
    SaA is selected as one of six "emerging, creative, Bay Area firms" chosen by the Center's Board of Directors to participate in the process to develop concepts for the new, 30,000 SF building.
  • Spring, 2010 - Caselli Avenue Residence
    The American Institute of Architects San Francisco chapter selects Caselli Avenue Residence for the 2010 San Francisco Living: Home Tours Weekend September 11-12 as a part of the Architecture and the City Festival
  • Spring, 2010 - Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist
    The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies short listed CCBT for the 2010 American Architecture Awards
  • Spring, 2010 - Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist
    The American Institute of Architects San Francisco chapter selects Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist for an honor award for unbuilt design. The project begins construction in Spring, 2010
  • February, 2010 - California Senior Housing Competition
    SaA with Mona El Khafif recognized by the Suburban Alternative Land Trust (SALT) and Northbay Family Homes (NFH) for our Natural Capital proposal. This design for 19 affordable, senior housing units in Novato, CA develops a model for building new suburban communities through the sustainable cultivation of even difficult land-banked sites
  • February, 2010 - Napa County Library Teen Center
    SaA begins pro-bono project for the masterplanning of library public spaces, and the development of a teen center and media program. In conjunction with Public Architecture's The One Percent organization.