ULI Healthy Places Award

Our firm teamed with Miller Hull to seamlessly blend a café, bookstore, Culinary Arts program, and rooftop garden together in order to create a healthy and vibrant lifestyle hub at the Mesa College campus. Learn more about what makes this … Continued

SGPA is hiring!

Please take a look at our Career Opportunities page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Stuart Stoller

Director of Wellness & Senior Living Retires from SGPA

After nearly 20 years with SGPA Architecture and Planning, Associate Principal Stuart Stoller has retired. Stuart served SGPA as a Senior Associate (1998-2008), Associate Principal (2008-2016), and as Director of Wellness & Senior Living (1998-2016). A recognized leader in wellness design, Stuart has … Continued

Rossmoor Shopping Center Renovation

Rossmoor Shopping Center is destined to become the heart of its Walnut Creek community. In May, the Center received approval from the Walnut Creek Design Review Commission (DRC), the third of three approvals necessary to begin the Center’s dramatic redevelopment. … Continued

County Waterfront Park Receives ULI Healthy Places Award

On May 11, 2016, the most outstanding and innovative projects, plans, policies, programs, and visionaries were represented at the ULI Healthy Places Awards Gala in San Diego.  The Gala celebrated healthy places in accordance with ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative … Continued

SGPA Architecture And Planning Celebrates 47 Years

Top Row, from left: Pacific Highlands Ranch  and The Block at Pacific Commons Bottom Row, from left: County Waterfront Park and LifeLong West Berkeley Health Center  In 1969, four young architects came together to combine their two practices and form SGPA. Led by those … Continued

SGPA In The News

Above images and text: The Registry We’d like to share a recent news article about one of SGPA’s upcoming projects! The Registry featured an inside glimpse of Sunnyvale Town Center, a mixed-use retail and transit-oriented development. SGPA is excited to work with Hunter Properties on … Continued

SGPA In The News

We’d like to share a recent news article about SGPA! On Tuesday, UT San Diego announced that Trader Joe’s will anchor the highly-anticipated South Campus Plaza, one of SGPA’s latest projects. Over 600 San Diego State University students will live, dine, … Continued

SGPA Welcomes New Team Members

SGPA is proud to welcome five new team members, four of whom have joined our staff within the last four months. “We are very fortunate to find such a group of well-qualified professionals at any time, but especially in this market. I … Continued

Giving Back

Enhance everyday life. This theme motivates our intent to create, improve, better and enrich the lives of those around us through our work, designs, and ideas. This Thanksgiving, we extended our passion for designing healthy livable spaces a step further by helping to … Continued

Lessons in Community Leadership

Top left photo: SGPA Job Captain D’Sjon Dixon mentoring a student in the Bay Area organization Y-Plan (Youth – Plan, Learn, Act, Now!) Bottom left photo: SGPA Associate Janette Tropea (at left) at an Urban Land Institute meeting   One of SGPA’s core … Continued

Waterfront Park Receives Award from DBIA

Waterfront Park, fondly known as the “front porch” on San Diego, has received an award from the Design-Build Institute of America. The award is a National Award of Merit in the Civic/Assembly category. As DBIA emphasized upon receipt of the award, “the important … Continued

President Dave Reinker Retires After 40 Years With SGPA

After 40 years with SGPA Architecture and Planning, President Dave Reinker is retiring. Over the years, Dave has been a tremendous asset to SGPA and its clients, leading by example with integrity, passion and foresight. SGPA’s profound growth can be attributed to Dave’s … Continued

SGPA ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERS

SGPA Architecture and Planning has recognized two of the firm’s current and future leaders with appointments through the SGPA Associates Program. Alexis Burck and Pamela Camack were appointed Senior Associates and Hilary Backman joining the San Diego office at the beginning of … Continued

The Future of Architecture and Design Looks Bright in San Diego

SGPA and other local design firms had a recent opportunity to participate in the region’s inaugural Career Fair for Architectural/Planning/Interiors and Landscape students. Sponsored by The NewSchool of Architecture and Design and Woodbury University, San Diego, the well-coordinated event gave … Continued

Reflections on ICSC

Reflections on ICSC LA

By: Keith Pittsford With almost 1,000 guests in attendance, the February ICSC event in LA was a success, provoking thoughtful discussions about the internet’s impact and the current risk/reward equation of development and retail sales.   With regard to the … Continued

SGPA Study Accepted Into AIA Publication Series

    “Architects are public health workers. We have a partnership – public health professionals and architects and planners. Our minds have to talk because we have an influence on America’s public health that we’re only now beginning to grasp.” … Continued

Fond Farewell to Bill Headley

After 28 years with SGPA Architecture and Planning, Principal Architect Bill Headley is retiring. With over three decades of architectural experience, Bill has been a tremendous asset to SGPA. Starting as a Job Captain and progressing to Project Manager, his … Continued

Leighton Lee and Nadya Robledo Join the SGPA Team

SGPA Architecture and Planning welcomed two new staff members this past week: Leighton Lee and Nadya Robledo.  Adding to our talented team, Mr. Lee will serve as a Senior Project Manager in the San Francisco office, while Ms. Robledo will … Continued

Waterfront Park Recognized with Awards

Fall is off to a great start around the SGPA offices. On October 2nd, SGPA Architecture and Planning received an Engineering News-Record award for Best Project in Landscape and Urban Development with a consulting partner, Schmidt Design Group, Inc. The … Continued

SGPA Welcomes New Director of Operations

SGPA Architecture and Planning is excited to welcome its new Director of Operations, Richard Racicot, AIA, to our San Diego office. With more than 40 years of experience, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and practical skills to SGPA. His … Continued

Pacific Highlands Makes Headlines in U-T San Diego

On October 1, the U-T San Diego ran an article involving one of SGPA’s most recent retail and mixed-use projects, Pacific Highlands Ranch.  Designed to reflect the Monterey style of Santa Barbara’s State Street shopping district, Pacific Highlands Ranch encompasses … Continued

SGPA in the news

We’d like to share two recent news articles about SGPA! On Sunday, UT San Diego published a great story about SDSU’s new South Campus Plaza. We’re working with Sundt and MVEI on the design-build team to create this mixed-use student … Continued

Introducing the new SGPA.com

Friends and colleagues: For SGPA’s 45th birthday, we gave our brand a facelift—I’m proud to announce the launch of our new website! The fresh new design is a great tool for sharing our history, who we are today, and where … Continued

SGPA history by the decades

Celebrating 45 Years

This month, we toasted SGPA’s birthday with a wine and cheese reception. We’re celebrating 45 years in business, but we’re told we don’t look a day over 30! (However, there has been some talk of replacing the company car with … Continued

Rolled-up drawings

California Building Code Updates

Upcoming changes to the California Building Code (CBC) take effect on January 1, 2014*—now only two weeks away! At SGPA, our staff and consultants have studied and are already designing for the updates, which involve changes to the accessibility provisions, … Continued

SGPA Thanksgiving 2013

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at SGPA! Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, as we celebrate with our families. With the end of the year in sight, we all took a moment to reflect … Continued

Flower Hill Promenade

Flower Hill Promenade Renovation

Our public spaces are changing—they’re becoming that “third place” (other than home and work) where people spend increasing amounts of their time. That’s why our design for the newly renovated Flower Hill Promenade focuses on the customer experience, integrating hospitality … Continued

Waterfront Park rendering

Urban Hospitality On San Diego’s Waterfront

When it was built in 1938 on a prime bayfront site, San Diego’s historic County Administration Center (CAC) was envisioned as a civic center and waterfront park for county residents and visitors. The iconic CAC building has fulfilled this ideal … Continued