Schwartz and Architecture

Services Provided
SaA is an architecture studio that fosters a critical practice through built work.

Business Description
Schwartz and Architecture is an award-winning studio founded on a commitment to a highly interactive design process with our clients. We pride ourselves on architectural solutions of clarity, economy, and grace, but always within the pragmatics of a client’s budget, schedule, and needs. In fact, negotiating these often-competing, real-world demands inspires our creativity. We research precisely the particular attributes of site and context, thoughtfully expanding upon them to arrive at form. Our design sensibility is characterized by the choreography of movement, light, threshold, and material textures to create spaces that unfold into complex yet unified environments. We are particularly adept at managing complex permitting and construction processes and working with fixed schedules and resources.

The ethos of Schwartz and Architecture is a reflection of its principal’s unique combination of interests and skills. Neal Schwartz completed dual masters degrees in Architecture and Public Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government respectively. The combination of these two disciplines establishes the foundations of our practice: the creativity to explore our client’s needs in ways that surpass their expectations, and a devotion to rigorous management of complex design, permitting, and construction processes. In addition to heading the firm, Schwartz has been actively involved in teaching for 15 years, most recently as Associate Professor in Architecture and Coordinator of Advanced Studies at the California College of the Arts (CCA).
San Francisco, CA US 
Neal Schwartz 
860 Rhode Island Street,
San Francisco, California,
United States, 94107 
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6 Ways to Deal With a Bad View Out the Window

You can come out from behind the closed curtains now. These strategies let in the light while blocking the ugly Full Story
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Thanks Sandy! Where is the factory?
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It's at 600 Arlington Street, Reading, PA. Enjoy! Let me know how you like it, if you go that route.
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12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Are your room designs suffering from a few old habits? It may be time to change your ways Full Story
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: ) ....... You make an excellent point, Lynne!

It is good that you had the vision to look b-e-y-o-n-d that dining room when you were house hunting. Not many people could do that!

Doesn't it make you wonder what the previous owner was smoking? : )
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Kroze: I think I know, Potpourri rolled in a Monet waterlily print.
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Review by Bob Kunst Painting, Inc.:

Neil and Team are a pleasure to work with! They understand creative design and work well with everyone involved. It is a pleasure to work with them! I look f...
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Review by The Garden Route Company:

We have worked with Neil & his team on numerous projects and have always been struck by their attention to detail and ability to problem solve very complex Arch...
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Review by nicasio:

We've worked with Neal Schwartz twice—once to renovate our home in San Francisco (a complete gut remodel of a turn of the century Edwardian); the other in desig...
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Review by brianhuppi:

From the beginning we felt that Neal and his team really understood what we were after design-wise and came up with a great floor plan with architectural detail...
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Review by slchastain:

I hired S&A to help with a maor remodel of my primary residence. The results exceeded my expectations, I love my house. My needs were always considered, and I...
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