Photo of the OpenScope office in Potrero Hill (San Francisco, CA)


OPENSCOPE STUDIO is a San Francisco architectural practice committed to exploring a wide range of project types at all scales, from architecture and urban planning to furniture design.  The shift in size and context allows us to create informed design, and address multiple aesthetic, social, technical, and economic goals.  Coming from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, we are united by an absolute love of architecture and urbanism.

OpenScope is intimately familiar with building on difficult sites in San Francisco, and has worked closely with the SF Planning Department on implementing the city’s Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations. We are currently working with homeowners, small property owners, and some of the city’s largest landlords to add much-needed housing while adding value for owners. At the same time, we are working further afield on diverse projects including a forest pavilion in Mendocino County, California and plans for a 2 acre mixed-use site in Bozeman, Montana.


The Office 

OpenScope is located in San Francisco’s sunny Potrero Hill neighborhood, a short walk from Showplace Square, the shops on 18th Street, and the California College of the Arts. We can be reached by several bus routes (SF Muni’s 19-Polk, the 22-Fillmore, the 10-Townsend and 55- UCSF Mission Bay), by San Francisco GoBike bike share system (there are two docks within a five minute walk) or by car, with all-day street parking available in front.


Job Applicants

If you are interested in working with us, please send a 5MB (or less) PDF that includes a cover letter, one page resume, and portfolio sample to



Ian Dunn  AIA, LEED BD+C

Ian has over 20 years of experience in urban in-fill development with award-winning civic buildings, education facilities, single-family residences, and multi-family housing.  He has successfully managed dozens of commissions, ranging from modest remodels to $150 million residential buildings, and has fostered strong relationships among the public agencies, contractors, consultants, and developers that make complex projects in San Francisco successful.

Prior to starting OpenScope Studio, Ian was an Associate at David Baker Architects – nationally-renowned experts in sustainable mixed-use urban developments and affordable multi-family housing.  He is also a senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts where he teaches architectural design, and lectures on contemporary issues in urban multi-family housing.  He received his BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. His technical interests and expertise include sustainable architecture, building envelope and curtainwall detailing, and digital modeling and fabrication.


Mark Hogan  AIA, LEED BD+C

Mark has over 10 years experience in design and architecture. His primary interests lie in the design of urban housing, sustainable urban design, and housing policy. Prior to joining OpenScope, he was an Associate at David Baker Architects where he worked on large infill housing projects throughout the San Francisco region. He has also worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, where he implemented BIM software protocols at their London office.

He is an active member of the Housing Committee at SPUR, and was the Chair of the Housing Committee at the San Francisco AIA chapter from 2011-2014.  Mark has written on a variety of topics in publications including SPUR’s magazine The Urbanist, Disegno, FutureSpace Magazine, BOOM Calfironia, CityLab, The Architect’s Newspaper and Curbed. He is also a senior lecturer teaching architecture studios at the California College of the Arts.  Mark is a licensed architect in the states of New York and California, is NCARB certified, and holds an M. Arch. from UC Berkeley, and a BFA from the University at Buffalo.

Phone: (415) 891-0954Email: info@openscopestudio.comAddress: 1776 18th St. San Francisco. CA 94107