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).
Location:
San Francisco, CA US 
Contact:
Neal Schwartz 
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Address:
860 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 
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Living Rooms: How to Choose Your Perfect Coffee Table

Need a new resting place for your cuppa? Follow our guide to finding the perfect focal point for your living room Full Story
   Comment   July 25, 2014
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Ive a glass and chrome coffee table, it works well with the dark colours of the room, plus gives the illusion of being see through, so doesn't stop the flow too much.
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10 astuces pour ranger vos accessoires et vêtements dans l'entrée

Voici des petites idées et astuces pour se créer une entrée accueillante, bien organisée et surtout bien rangée Full Story
   Comment   July 21, 2014
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Pourquoi le blanc fonctionne-t-il toujours dans une chambre ?

Vous souhaitez une chambre apaisante et cherchez une idée de décoration dont le succès est garanti ? Optez pour le blanc les yeux fermés Full Story
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12 Casual Dining Options for Your Home

A traditional dining table is no longer required – a clever rethink means your dining experiences can be flexible and irresistible Full Story
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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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