Russian Hill Residences

Beginning this project, more than four years ago, we knew we had a special opportunity, a unique site and a visionary client.  Working through the process, it is easy to lose sight of the impact of the final product, its effect on people or its place in The City, but with the perspective of time […]

Cole Valley

In the heart of Cole Valley, this property was the perfect location for a growing family.  The house itself was small and poorly organized.  We removed a small shed from the rear and had a blank palette for new architecture.  The two story addition is set two risers down from the main level.  This allows […]

Reintroductions – by Todd Gilens

Levy Art & Architecture is pleased to present “Reintroductions” by Todd Gilens, an exhibition of photographs and a newly commissioned installation. This show extends the Endangered Species Project that Gilens completed with San Francisco MUNI in 2012. The intent is to bring attention to our environment through fauna that are endangered, central to the San […]


How do you add a mixed use building to a small scale, eclectic,neighborhood district?  With care and ingenuity we have created a structure that is, at once,utilitarian and playful.  a simple’ repetitive steel frame opens the groumd level retail floor plan for maximum potential.  Above, two towhnouse style units are split along a diagonal demising […]

Legacy Center

Working with The San Francisco Department of Public Health, we developed this concept for a mixed use facility in The Mission District.  The project will work to help create a public park,  much needed open space in this part of The City.  The site is a City owned parking lot, half of which will become […]

Clay St.

This three-story addition to an historic property in Nob Hill in San Francisco is more a new building than a renovation.  The original property was dark and narrow.  By introducing a large light-well on the West side of the mass, we were able to bring natural light deep into the building, even the lower levels.  […]


This project is an example of historically inspired modernism.  We were asked to create a weekend surf retreat for a young couple and their children.  The planning began with a turn of the century, beachfront structure.  It was in the standard state of disrepair, having been sub-divided and modified over its one hundred years.  Our […]

Russian Hill Residence in San Francisco Magazine

Our Russian Hill Residences project was written up on the January issue of San Francisco Magazine.   Check it out and some of the other articles about our city.

Sanchez Mixed Use

Integrating outdoor space from the street to the garden, in the main space and each exam room, the plan for this physician’s office is formed to take advantage of the abundant natural light and air. Walls clad in yellow cedar and an exposed concrete floor with radiant heating underscore the sustainable approach to wellness and […]

Zero Energy House

This project aims to be the first residence in San Francisco that is completely self-powering and carbon neutral. The architecture has been developed in conjunction with the mechanical systems and landscape design, each influencing the other to arrive at an integrated solution. Working from the historic facade, the design preserves the traditional formal parlors transitioning […]

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