News & Publications



AIA Central Massachusetts, Honor Awards, October 2023.


AIA San Francisco, Small Firms Great ProjectsSeptember 2023.


IIDA Northern California Honor Awards 20th Anniversary, March 2023.




“Double Take” Galerie Live Artfully, Spring 2022.




“How the New SFO Terminal Reflects the Needs of Travelers Post-Pandemic,” Airport Magazine, October 2021.


“UL10: Aviation Facilities,” Urban Land, 23 Aug, 2021.


“Balboa Park Pool,” California Preservation Foundation, June, 2021.


“News Briefs: SFO’s Milk Terminal Receives Healthy Design Award,” Bay Area Reporter, 31 Mar, 2021.




“University of California, San Francisco – School of Dentistry Pediatric Operatories Renovation,” Archello, 29 Dec, 2020.



“UCSF Pediatric Operatories Renovation,” Healthcare Snapshots, 24 Nov, 2020.



“UCSF School of Dentistry Pediatric Operatories,” Frame Awards 2021, 8 Oct, 2020.



Hall, Meghan. “Introducing the Micro-hood: Retrofitting San Francisco’s Building Stock in a Post-Pandemic World,” The Registry SF, 25 Sep, 2020.



Pacheco, Antonio. “Could San Francisco become a city of ‘micro-hoods?’” Archinect, 23 July 2020.

Baker, Mel. “Imagining an Eco-Friendly Post-Pandemic Downtown” San Francisco Public Press, 21 July 2020.

Thomas, Gregory. “It’s time to rethink downtown SF. Here’s one of the most radical visions out there” SF Chronicle, 14 Jul 2020.



Johnston, Georgina. “Suzhou’s old amusement park repurposed into Shishan Park pavilions” World Architecture News, 6 Apr 2020.




Angelopoulou, Sofia Lekka. “Kuth Ranieri + TLS transform Dilapidated Rollercoaster Into Steel Mesh Aviary in China” DesignBoom, 15 May 2019.



Dorris, Jesse. “Kuth-Ranieri and Elena Calabrese Collaborate on Northern California Mid-Century House” Interior Design Magazine, 26 Feb 2019.



Elizabeth Ranieri will be part of discussion panel entitled, “Virtual Collaborations: Gaining Control of Megaprojects,” at the Tech Plus Expo along with Gensler Principal Kristen Ritchie and Hensel Phelps Design Manager Mark Rothman. Presented by the Architect’s Newspaper.

Hall, Meghan. “Design of SFO’s New T 1 Inspired by Bay Area Naturalism,” The Registry SF, 10 Jan, 2019.




Albanese, Robert. “Partners” RISD XYZ, 20 Dec 2018.



“San Francisco Airport’s Big Room Offices” Office Snapshots, Nov 2018.



sonoGROTTO received a Citation Award at the 2018 AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards

Kuth Ranieri Principals, Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri gives a talk at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia, “A conversation between building and landscape.”

“Randall Museum Renovation” Education Snapshots, Sep 2018.



King, John. “Naturally better: San Francisco’s Randall Museum gets a worthy upgrade” San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug 2018.



“Pfau Long and Kuth Ranieri Architects Renovate Randall Museum” Dexigner, 29 Jul 2018.



Allen, Lila. “One Big Happy Family” Metropolis Magazine, 13 Jun 2018. (Print: Pp. 90-95).

Pacheco, Antonio. “Kuth Ranieri Architects transforms an abandoned roller coaster into an aviary in China” Architect’s Newspaper, 12 Jun 2018.

McGinnis, Chris. “Topping off SFO’s $2.4 billion Terminal 1 project” SF Gate, 6 Jun 2018.  

“SFO Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of Terminal 1 Project” Fly SFO, 5 Jun 2018.



Hall, Meghan. “San Francisco’s Randall Museum Reopens After $9MM Renovation” The Registry SF, 13 Apr 2018.

Gonchar, Joann. “Continuing Education: Wildfire-Adapted Design” Architectural Record, 1 Apr 2018.

Bela, John. “Incremental Transformation: All is Temporary” Architecture and Urbanism 18:04, Issue 571: San Francisco Urban Transformations.



“SF Rec and Parks’ Randall Museum to Open After $9MM Renovation” The Registry SF, 20 Feb, 2018.

Fracassa, Dominic. “Randall Museum in SF to reopen after $9 million renovation” San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Feb 2018.

The Randall Museum re-opens to the public with new exhibits for the entire family.  A JV project with Pfau Long Architecture




AIA East Bay Awards sonoGROTTO a Citation for Architecture, and Claremont Canyon Residence a Merit Award – View the award-winning projects

Kuth Ranieri Architect’s Design Principal, Elizabeth Ranieri lectures “Harnessing Resilience” at UC Berkeley’s Design for Sustainability Colloquium



Mojadad, Ida. “Three Final Options Unveiled for Harvey Milk Plaza” SF Weekly, 21 Sept 2017.

Pacheco, Antonio. “One of these designs could revamp Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco” Architect’s Newspaper, 19 Sept 2017.

King, John. “Teams selected in competition to remake Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza” SF Gate, 14 Sept, 2017.

Keeling, Brock. “Harvey Milk Plaza design finalists announced” Curbed SF, 11 Sept 2017.

“A Reimagined Harvey Milk Plaza” Neighborland, Sept 2017.

Downing, Shane. “Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Finalists Announced” Hoodline, 8 Sept, 2017.



Kuth Ranieri Architects featured as the 6th Best Architecture Firm in San Francisco – The Best Green Architects in San Francisco



King, John. “SFO redesign gets off the ground in airplane hangar” The SF Chronicle, 16 Mar, 2017.



Kuth Ranieri Architects’ sonoGROTTO featured on RISD XYZ (Winter Issue), page 73  – RISD XYZ




Kuth Ranieri Architects received a Spark Award – Spark! in the MAKR category for SonoGROTTO – 2016 Spark:MAKR



Kuth Ranieri Architects’ joint venture project with Gensler was featured on the San Francisco Business Times – The Bay Area’s Top 25 Largest Construction Projects, Oct 26, 2016.

Dingle, Isabel. “Kuth Ranieri Architects encourages a moment of respite with SonoGROTTO” Frame, 2 Nov 2016.

Pacheco, Antonio. “This pavilion by Kuth Ranieri Architects is made of concrete formwork” Architect’s Newspaper, 1 Nov 2016.




Kim, Sheila. “Totally Tubular: SonoGROTTO and peepSHOW Win People’s Choice Awards” Architizer, 28 Oct 2016.

Kuth Ranieri Architects received the People’s Choice Award for SonoGROTTO in the Market Street Prototyping Festival – Market Street Prototyping Festival Poll Results



Kuth Ranieri Architects participated in the Exploratorium panel – Conversations About Landscape Design Dialogue: Preparing for Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area 11 May, 2016




Ly, Mattison. “A Conversation on Exhibition Design and the Randall Museum” Pfau Long Architecture, Dec 12, 2015.



Kuth Ranieri Architects received a Spark Award – Silver in the Spaces category for the Museum of the American Indian project in Novato, CA 2015.

Kuth Ranieri Architects participates on a panel discussion as one of the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices.
Celebrating Architectural League Emerging Voices



Kuth Ranieri Architects presented their work at the Academy of Art Fall Lecture Series.



Kuth Ranieri Architects participates on a panel discussion in The Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s 2015 Summit: “Sink or Swim: Adapting to Rising Tides in the San Francisco Bay.



The Arch

itectural League of New York features Kuth Ranieri Architects in a new publication as one of the most innovative North American design firms of the past three decades:  30 Years of Emerging Voices



Kuth Ranieri Architects to present their work in the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series at Essex Town Hall.
Essex: Architecture series continues 13 Apr, 2015




Raptopoulos, Lilah. “Obama’s presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects” The Guardian, Oct 20, 2014.



Kuth Ranieri Architects selected by AIA SF Small Firms, Great Projects 2014 for Museum of the American Indian.



Chen, Stefanos. “In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling” The Wall Street Journal, 21 Aug, 2014.

Elizabeth Ranieri joins this year’s SOM Prize jury with colleagues Stanley Saitowitz (Natoma Architects, Inc.), E.B. Min (Min/Day) and Leo Chow, (Jury Chair, SOM San Francisco) to select two winners for the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design & Urban Design. First awarded in 1981, the SOM Foundation fellowships are now an important measure of achievement among architecture and engineering students and their colleges and universities.



Elizabeth Ranieri will be a featured speaker at the AIA Tennessee Convention & Expo July 30th – Aug 1st.



AIASF 2014 Design Awards
Kuth Ranieri receives a Citation Award in the Unbuilt Category for the Museum of the American Indian project in Novato, CA.




‘Embarcadero Fragment’ is on view now at UC Berkeley’s Wurster Hall, until November 8th, 2013
Unbuilt San Francisco Ambition and Imagination

Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA, Design Principal at Kuth | Ranieri gave a recent lecture at San Francisco’s Pecha Kucha event

‘Folding Water’ featured in Archdaily’s article Unbuilt San Francisco Grand Visions

King, John. “Ferry Building – what might have been” SF Gate, Sept 2014.



Kuth Ranieri Architects’ speculative works exhibited at AIA San Francisco’s ‘Unbuilt San Francisco’

Kuth Ranieri Architects’ speculative works exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California’s ‘Above and Below: Stories from our changing bay.’ On now until February 23rd, 2014

‘Folding Water’ featured in The Bold Italic: These Unbuilt SF Building Plans Will Astound You



Kuth Ranieri Architects exhibited ‘Folding Water’ at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center’s ‘Sea Change’ exhibition



Liz Ranieri, FAIA, LEED AP along fellow panelists featured in Architizer’s article “Starting Your Own Architecture Firm: Challenges for Women.

Robert Yuen, Junior Designer at Kuth Ranieri Presents Graduate Project “Great White: A Plastic Folded Plate Structure” at the ACSA 101 Annual Conference.

Liz Ranieri, FAIA, LEED AP along fellow panelists spoke at AIA San Francisco “How Can the Role of Women in Architecture be Elevated and Supported.”

Temple. James. “Preparing the bay for rising sea levelsSF Gate, 2 Mar, 2013.



Finalist, Eco-Commons: Kuth Ranieri Architects with Tom Leader Studios, Architizer’s A+ Awards 2013 – Architecture + Aging.

Finalist, Soundhenge: Kuth Ranieri Architects with sound artist Bill Fontanta, Architizer’s A+ Awards 2013 – Architecture + Sound Category.



Temple, James. “Architects Apply High Design to High Tide” SF Gate, 23 Jan 2013. (Part 3 of James’ Temple’s “Taking the Heat” series on climate change)




Kuth Ranieri is an Industry Partner in a Masters of Engineering Capstone Project at the UC Berkeley.

Tully, Peggy. From the Ground Up: Innovative green Homes (New City Books), Oct 24, 2012.



King, John. “Architecture speculation pushes boundaries” SF Gate, 30 May, 2012.

Kuth Ranieri: Reflections on Process and Recent Work at The University of Texas at Austin.



Kuth Ranieri is presenting Folding Water at the “Center for Architecture, Urbanism & Infrastructure.”




“Folding Water” is being exhibited at Aquarium of the Pacific.

Elizabeth Ranieri is a guest lecture in the Women in Architecture series at AIA East Bay.

Kenneth Caldwell’s interview with Byron and Liz about Kuth Ranieri’s Proposal Eco Commons , a socially and environmentally sustainable community at ArchNewsNow.



“Without a Trace” published in spring issue of ArcCA.

“Folding Water” is among other projects published in Gam 07. Zero Landscape. and feature in the accompaning essay “Fluid Machine” by Iia Berman, Director of the Architecture at the CCA.



Hirschberg, Urs, ed. “Zero Landscape.” Graz Architecture Magazine v.07. April 2011.




Liz and Byron at CCA on October 11th, 2010 for the “Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment” symposium.

Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment Colloquium



Byron Kuth along with others particpate in a panel discussion sponsor by SPUR on Communities for Aging: Strategies for Urban Living for Seniors.



AIA SF Fellows Reception + Discussion: Congratulations to Elizabeth Ranieri for being one of the Chapters newest members of the AIA College of Fellows.

Malama Learning Village and Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square published in Arium: Weather and Architecture.

Arium: Weather and Architecture.H. Juergen Mayer Ostfildern. Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag.



Folding Water is published in the article: “Amphibious Territories” (by Ila Berman), in the latest issue of Architectural Design: Territory.

Gissen, David. “Special Issue: Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment”AD Volume 80. Volume 80, eds. Issue 3. 1-135, i-iii

Russian Hill Penthouse recognized by AIA SF: Merit Award in Interiors.



Upcoming Monograph published by Princeton Architectural Press.



Andrea Cochran: Landscapes. Mary Myers. “Peninsula Residence”. Princeton Architectural Press.

Contingency Plans for the Bay Area’s Future. Michael Dulin Competitions 19 (Fall) 24-33.

“How to Turn the Tide on Rising Seas” by John King. San Francisco Chronicle 15 July pp. A1, A10.

“On Higher Ground: SF’s Rising Tides Competition Announces Winners”. The Architect’s Newspaper 6 pp. 1, 11.

Installations by Architects: Experiments in Building and Design. Sarah Bonnemaison, Ronit Eisenbach. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Rising Tides – Die Bucht von San Francisco im Jahr 2100, Heiko Haberle Bauwelt 30 pp. 8-9.



Los Angeles Forum Lighting Liner. Kuth Ranieri Architects. europaconcorsi.

2008 Architects Run Wild with Presidio Museum Ideas by John King. The San Francisco Chronicle.



San Francisco 2007 AIA SF Design Awards. California Home and Design May 2007 132 -143.

Modern Lightness. Diane Dorran Saeks. San Francisco Magazine Nov 2007 p158 -166.



Architecture of The San Francisco Bay Area: A History and Guide. Mitchell Schwarzer November 2006 49.

Big Ideas for Small Spaces. David Lansing, JoAnne Liebeler. Sunset Publishing Corporation June 2006 pp. 23, 63, 98-99, 123, 137.

Ideas for Great Kitchens. Jane Horn. Sunset Publishing Corporation June 2006 pp. 43.

“Spacing Out” by Deborah Bishop. Dwell May 2006 pp. 214.

Ideas for Great Home Lighting by Scott Atkinson. Sunset Publishing Corporation June 2006 pp. 45, 58, 66, 71, 76.

“AIA SF Awards For Architecture”. California Home and Design May 2006 pp. 132-141.

“A Barrel of Fun” by Zahid Sardar. San Francisco Chronicle May 2006 pp. 12-17.



Emergent Memory: The National Aids Memorial Competition. Neal J.Z. Schwartz.

Industrial Living by Sidney Sweeney. Design for Living, Spring 2005 pp. 90-93.

Creating the New American Townhouse by Alexander Gorlin. Rizzoli International Publications October, 2005.

“Big One Lurks as We Ponder a Bridge to Nowhere.” by John King. San Francisco Chronicle February 3rd, 2005 Datebook.



Bay Area Style: San Francisco Bay Region Houses 1893-2004. David Weingarten. Rizzoli International Publications December 2004.



Sardar, Zahid., “Solar Supporter / A house by Kuth/Ranieri in San Francisco’s fog belt gathers rays” SF Gate, Sep 7, 2003.

“Take a Trip with Herb Caen.” by John King. The San Francisco Chronicle Place.

Whereabouts: New Architectures with Local Identities. Susanna Sirefman. New York: Monacelli Press Fall 2003.

1,000 Architects,Australia: The Images. Publishing Group Fall 2003.

Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses, Australia: The Images. Publishing Group Fall 2003.

The New American House 4. James Grayson Trulove and Il Kim, eds. New York: The Whitney Library of Design Summer 2003.

Future Joe Rosa Surface, SF Bay Area Architecture Supplement September 2003 pp.22-29.

The Body in Repose, An Installation for ’Fabrications’ at SFMOMA. Kuth/Ranieri, On-Site Magazine, Issue 9 Fall 2003 pp. 16-19.



All American: Innovation in American Architecture Brian Carter and Annette Lecuyer. New York: Thames and Hudson Ltd. 2002 pp. 190-199.

Open House: Unbound Space and the Modern Dwelling Dung Ngo and Adi Shamir Zion. Rizzoli International Publications 2002 pp. 196-201.

Architecture Design SF Berkeley: The Understanding Business Press Summer 2002.

Interior Details Fay Sweet, ed. London: Mitchell Beazley Spring 2002.

Urban Houses Barcelona. Links International Publications Fall 2002.

International Architecture Yearbook, Volume 8. Victoria: Images Publishing Group 2002 pp. 192-193.



AIACC 2001 Design Awards, “Iann Stolz Residence”. Therese Tierney. arcCA September 2001 pp. 38-39.

Environments, Design Distinction Award. I.D. Annual Design Review. August 2001.

GA HOUSES. Yoshio Futagawa, ed., Issue 67 August, 2001 pp. 126-137.

Hot Houses, Cool Designs. Lisa Silander. RISD Views Summer 2001.

Looking Below the Surface. Sussanah Temko. Competitions Fall 2001 pp. 44, 48-49.

The New American House Additions and Renovations Il Kim and James Trulove, eds. New York: The Whitney Library of Design Fall 2001.

Les Grands Meubles. Emmanuel Caille. AMC Le Moniteur Architecture, December, 2001 pp. 126-127.



A Row House by Kuth/Ranieri presents a mysterious facade to a San Francisco Street. Aaron Betsky. Architecture, August 2000 pp. 158-163.

Tomorrowland: Meet the Bay Area Futurists. Kate Rope. San Francisco Magazine January 2000.

All Things Great and Small. Zahid Sardar. San Francisco Examiner Magazine, September 17, 2000 pp. 8-13.

Design Vanguard 2000: Kuth/Ranieri. William Weathersby, Jr. Architectural Record December, 2000 pp. 106-111.



Building for Now: Three Museums try to make Architecture ‘Immediate’ for all of us. Henry Urbach. Metropolis, May 1998 pp.107-109.

Fabrications Karen Jacobson ed., Aaron Betsky, Pat Morton, Terence Tiley. San Francisco: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.



Urban Living in a Country by Barn Aaron Betsky. Los Angeles times Magazine, September 1996.

Up Stairs Down. Marty Olmstead. Appellation, April/May 1996.

Industrial Chic by Aaron Betsky. Metropolitan Home September 1996.

Greene House by Michael Webb. Interiors November 1996.



The American House Oscar Ojeda. New York: The Whitney Library of Design 1995 pp. 16-23.

Opening the Garden: Residential Design Competition. Landscape Architecture April 1995 pp. 84-85.

Private Residence and Office Gallery for the LEF Foundation. Sandra Vivanco. Domus Internationale, May, 1995 pp. 42-46.

San Francisco Modern. Modern Living, September, 1995 pp. 122-126.

The 1995 AIA Honor Awards. Architecture, May 1995 p. 139.



32 Viviendas En Estados Unidos II Guillermo Raul Kliczkowski. Madrid: Casa International, 1994 pp. 32-39.

The Young Architects Forum 1994. L’Arca 82 May 1994 pp. 78-79.

An Ode To Walls and Scale. Justin Henderson Interiors February pp. 64-69.



Environments, Best of Category Award. I.D. Annual Design Review July/August 1993 pp. 130-131, 134-135.


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