Print Publications

“Developers show different ways to approach Oakland plots” King, John. San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2017

“Stacked Containers Create Novel Spaces” Firth, Andrea A. Oakland Magazine, February / March, 2017

“Shop Small” Feher, Erin. San Francisco Magazine, February, 2017″

“Mapped: The Bay Area’s biggest construction projects wrapping up in 2017” Fancher, Emily. SF Business Times, January 27th, 2017

“The Soaring Cost of Living in Oakland” Jackson, Candice. The Wall Street Journal, December 22nd, 2016

“Station House: First Major West Oakland Project in 8 Years” Li, Roland. SF Business Times, April 29, 2016

“New Home in Oakland Subtly Stands Out.” Guinn, Jordan. San Francisco Chronicle. April 24, 2016.

“Design for the Times,” Lee, Lydia. Sunday Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, September 15, 2015

“Design Ideas that Matter.” Sunset. April 2015.

“Studios & Workshops: Spaces for Creatives” Kramer, Sybille. Braun Publishing. 2015. 

“Oakland Contemporary boasts modernist facade, welcoming interior.” San Francisco Chronicle / SF GateAugust 7, 2014.

“Editor’s Choice, 2013” Interiors and Sources Magazine. November, 2013

“Modern Effects” Brettkelly, Jody. San Francisco Chronicle / SF Gate. October, 2013

“Energy Efficient Home in Oakland’s Dogtown” San Francisco Chronicle / SF Gate. July, 2013.

“Super Contemporary” San Francisco Chronicle / SF Gate. June, 2012

“The Walk Through: 1089 55th Street” San Francisco Chronicle / SF Gate. September, 2010.

“Intimate Places, Open Spaces” Fanelli, Rossita. European Art Magazine. Tribunale Di Roma. May 2005.

Intimacy. Marco Brizzi. University of Florence Press. May 2004.

Digital Architectures. Uddin, M. Saleh. McGraw Hill. May 1999.

You Are Here. Anderton, Francis. Phaidon Press Limited. October 1999. (Roppongi. With The Jerde Partnership Intl’.)

GA Houses. Yukio Futagawa. ADA Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd. June 1995. (Topanga Canyon House. With Angelil / Graham.)

“Architecture Class Does Homework” Doherty, Jake. Los Angeles Times, January 5, 1993 (Shelters with USC faculty and Students)


Online Publications

“Is this supercool Oakland pad an incredible bargain?” Erwert, Anna Marie. SF Gate. January 13, 2017

“Shipping Container Development with Retail and Office Space Lands in Oakland.” San Francisco Business Times. June 16, 2016.

“Valley House.” Featured Houses. Architectural Record. March 22, 2016.

“Bold Valley Street by Baran Studio.” Home Stratosphere. November 23, 2015.

“Berkeley group opening Oakland spot Tap & Snack.” Berkeleyside. November 2, 2015.

“Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack: A new beer garden/community hub planned near Macarthur BART.” SF Gate. Ethan Fletcher. November 2, 2015.

“Congratulations to all the Winners of the AIA EB 2015 Design Awards.” College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley. Mary Cocoma.

“Elegant 59th Street Home by Baran Studio Architecture.” Home Stratosphere. October 12, 2015.

“62nd Street by Baran Studio Architecture.” My House Idea.

“This bold Home’s Machine Aesthetic Recalls its Railroad Past.” Komal Sharma. Curbed. September 5, 2015.

“Valley Street House in Berkeley, California.” Design-Milk. September 4, 2015.

“Firm Profile: Baran Studio” AIA East Bay. August 12, 2015.

“Former Silver Lake store getting a makeover.” The Eastsider. June 29, 2015.

“Breaking the Code.” California Home and Design. June 2015.

“An Oakland, California House That Makes the Most of its Yard Size.” Design-Milk. June 2, 2015.

“Humble Corrugated Metal Brings Modern Style to the Garden.” Houzz. May 27, 2015.

“House in North Oakland.” Domus. April 27, 2015.

“Bordertown Residence” E-architect. April 16, 2015.

“House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture.” Archdaily. April 10, 2015.

“Before and After: An Oakland House Transformation.” Contemporist. April 8, 2015.

“Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest” Freshome. January 27, 2015. 

“58th Street Residence in California.” E-architect. January 21, 2015.

“19th Street by Baran Studio Architecture.” Home DSGN. January 17, 2015.

“Beautiful Homes: contemporary home in Oakland.” Abduzeedo. January 16, 2015.

“The Stunningly Modern Urban Barn.” Textured Modern. January 15, 2015.

“Baran Studio contemporizes Oakland with a new home clad in wood and metal” Contemporist. January 14, 2015.

“19th Street House” Contemporist. November 20, 2014.

“Baran Studio: Harmon” Domus. September 25, 2014. 

“Baran Studio modifica una bodega” Folio. August 20, 2014.

“Harmon / Baran Studio Architecture” ArchDaily. August 12, 2014

“Automattic Space” Domus. August 9, 2014.

“6 Stunning Home Exterior Makeovers You Have To See To Believe.” Huffington Post. February 18, 2014.  

“Matthew Baran Builds Up Oakland’s Dogtown.” Berkeley College of Environmental Design. October 25, 2013.

“WordPress / Automattic.” ArchDaily. September, 2013

“Houzz Tour: Visit a Modern Update in Oakland” Parker, Mitchell. Houzz. July, 2013.

“Green People: Matt Baran” Bean, Jonathan. Apartment Therapy: ReNest. July, 2008

“AIA EB UnBuilt Design Awards” October, 2008.

“Matt Baran Thinks Outside the Green Box” Lehman, Paula. East Bay West Online. December, 2008.



UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
Web Exhibition. Limited selection of CED alumni work. ‘Zero Streets’, 2008

City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge
San Francisco Ferry Building. One of six teams exhibited. ‘IF’ Architecture Team, ‘Wild Urbanism’ Proposal. January, 2008

AIA San Francisco Design Awards: Unbuilt Design
Newly Renovated AIA Space Opening. ‘Mobile Architecture Sustainable System’. May 2006

Presidio Del Libro
Palazzo Pino Pascali, Museo Comunale D’Arte Contemporanea, Bari, Italy. Rosalba Brana, Curator. ‘Desert House’. June, 2005

University of Florence School of Architecture, Florence, Italy. ‘Desert House’. October 2004

New Media, Cinema, and Innovation: From Reconstruction to Sustainability
SESV Spazio Espositivo Di Santa Verdiana, Florence, Italy. ‘New School’. December,1999


Interviews and Talks

USC Architecture Generation Next Pecha Kucha. March 8, 2017

AIA Small Firm Forum: MacArthur Annex. April 6, 2017

ULI San Francisco Panel: Going Out on Your Own. November 10, 2016

“Matt Baran of Baran Studio Architecture.” Modelo Blog. May 18, 2016.

Home Style Green, Episone 154: Adaptive Architecture



Architizer A+ Awards Finalist. Truck Stop. April 2016

AIA East Bay Design Awards. W_16. October 2015

AIA East Bay Design Awards. Bordertown. October 2013

Best of Houzz, 2013

Malcolm Reynolds Prize. Project Portfolio. August, 2007

AIA San Francisco Design Awards: Unbuilt Design. Mobile Architecture Sustainable System. May 2006