The site is a hilltop, accessed via a winding mountainous drive, ending in a circular cul de sac. Once on the site, views in other directions unfold, and in the distance the skyline of san francisco appears. L shaped bars of space lace the site measuring the topography without interrupting the terrain, like cartography, describing the site. On the side facing the cul de sac and neighbors, the bars are solid and concrete, on  the side opening to the views, glass and open. These l shapes bars balance on top of each other creating courts and overhangs, defining indoor and outdoor spaces with bridges and cantilevers.

Firm: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Role: Lead Project Designer / Manager

Location:Atherton, CA
Size: 17,000 SF
Type: Single Family Residential

Architect Magazine Article

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life is a communal home at Drexel University  Jewish and Life... so intimately intertwined... so deeply rooted... so rich in knowledge... This is a space to create a continuing community of Jewish values through meeting, learning, ceremony and ritual. The building is organized on four interconnected levels.

1. Support (services)
2. Action (community)
3. Formation (learning)
4. Worship (divinity)

Firm: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Role: Lead Project Designer / Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Size: 16,000 SF
Type: Religious / Instituitonal
Client: Drexel University

2017 AIA SF Honor Award
Dezeen Article
ArchDaily Article
Architect Magazine Article
Inga Safron Review Phildadelphia Inquirer 

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The campus for the Singapore National Research Foundation, is a precedent-setting global research university, comprising three mid-rise buildings and a high-rise tower.
The design pioneers the use of advanced environmental sustainability and energy-efficient technologies, surpassing current flexibility and performance benchmarks for scientific research facilities in the tropics.

The project’s mission is to stimulate innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship through the interaction and collaboration of scientists and engineers drawn from top research institutions, corporations and leading universities from around the globe.

Firm: Perkins+Will
Role: Project Designer / BIM Manager

Location: Singapore
Size: 700,000 SF
Type: Science and Tech
Completed 2013

2013 Lab Of The Year

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The site is the last piece of native hill, surrounded by gridded streets, cubic buildings and gleaming towers. The steep natural hill is terraced to create a series of habitable landscape platforms. A pair of stairs link these platforms. The terraces and stairs replicate the interiors of the two Angels Flight funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet that switch positions from top to base of hill.

The Historic Core is an expression of traditional American Urban Development of grids and cubes. Angels Tower and Stepped Slab are assembled by stacking these blocks in the sky. Our hyphen architecture is a bridge, merging the grids and cubes of the Historic Core and the towers of Bunker Hill.

Firm: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Role: Project Designer 

Location:Los Angeles, CA
Type: Mixed Use Residential
Competition Entry

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The importance of the intersection of three major connectors at Tamescal led to an interest in an iconic building which could distinguish this district as a memorable place in Oakland.

The complexity of the geometry of the site, the pressures from the surroundings, and the need to produce repetitive modulation that would populate it, resulted in the idea of a circle, a singular form to resolve the jagged and fragmented shapes left by the crisscrossing paths.

This circle ties the disparate elements of the intersection into a unified whole. The circle becomes the pivot and anchor of Tamescal, and a compelling image for the neighborhood.

Firm: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Role: Project Designer 

Location:Oakland, CA
Size: 135,000 SF
Type: 160 Unit Mixed Use Residential