Print Publications


“Tiny Interiors”, Baker, Lisa. Braun Publishing, 2019, (p. 120-123)


“Small Firms, Great Projects” San Francisco Architecture, AIASF, 15th edition, 2019, (p. 78)


“The Granny Whisperers” Jackson, Candace. San Francisco Magazine. February 15, 2018


“The Great American Single Family Home Problem”, Doughery, Conor. New York Times. December 1, 2017


“New to West Oakland: City Venture’s Station House” Slepin, Cali. ULI San Francisco Blog, April, 2017


“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,



“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.


Online Publications


“Before & After – This Dated House Was Transformed Into A Contemporary California Home” Contemporist November 18 2019


“The Magnolia Firehouse: A Residential Adaptive Reuse Project” Decoist. November 4, 2019


“Sculptural Wood Wall Creates Interest” Contemporist February 8 2019


“Oakland Undergoes a Construction Boom” Spencer Silva Oakland Magazine September 19 2018


“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,



“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.




PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit. Unique Residential Housing. WestOak6. June 2018

PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit. Multi-Family Community of the Year. Station House. June 2018

WAN Awards Finalist. MacArthur Annex. June 2018

AIA East Bay Design Awards. Merit Award. MacArthur Annex. October 2017

Architizer A+ Awards Finalist. Truck Stop. April 2016

AIA East Bay Design Awards. Citation. W_16. October 2015

AIA East Bay Design Awards. Citation. Bordertown. October 2013

Best of Houzz, 2013

Interviews and Talks

USC Architecture Alumni Spotlight: Matt Baran ’96.  November 8, 2019


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.


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