2004 Maybeck Award
Daniel Solomon, FAIA
“To reconcile the sunlit modernist dwelling with the culture of traditional urbanism”—this is how Solomon sums up the goal of his architectural work. Since the 1960s, when he began the small practice that evolved into David Solomon Design Partners, Inc, he has advanced the New Urbanist philosophy in California, seeking ways to improve on modern architecture by integrating private residences into the public city sphere.
Beginning with single-family homes and moving into larger urban projects, Solomon is now best known for creating architecturally distinctive urban infill housing that reinvigorates its neighborhood contexts, particularly in San Francisco. He has also led major urban planning endeavors in California such as the recent Coyote Valley Vision for San Jose.