About the Book
EXIGENCIES offers a retrospective survey of this award-winning and widely-published modern architectural design studio. Based in San Francisco and Sonoma, California, the work spans urban and rural work as well as highlights the firm's speculative and pro bono efforts.
Schwartz and Architecture, established by Principal Neal J. Z. Schwartz in 1997, has received wide-ranging recognition including features in the New York Times, Dwell, and Wallpaper* Magazine, as well as numerous national and regional awards for design excellence. Neal holds dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Public Policy from the Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government respectively. He graduated with Distinction in Architecture, received the Thayer Award for Meritorious Scholarship, the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, as well as national awards from the Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association. This unique combination of design and policy establishes the foundations of his practice; a commitment to creatively explore our client's needs in ways that surpass their expectations, as well as a devotion to rigorous management of complex design, permitting, and construction processes.