ULI Healthy Places Award

SGPA was honored with the ULI Healthy Places Award for our Mesa Commons project. We teamed with Miller Hull to seamlessly blend a café, bookstore, Culinary Arts program, and a rooftop garden together in order to create a healthy and … Continued

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

SGPA San Francisco is hiring!

SGPA is looking to hire talented, energetic professionals in our San Francisco office: Job Captain (San Francisco): Candidates should have 3 to 7 years’ experience. Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or an equivalent related Design degree … Continued

Project Update: Rossmoor Shopping Center

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

We’re Hiring!

SGPA is looking to hire talented, energetic professionals in both our San Francisco and San Diego offices: Job Captain (San Francisco): Candidates should have 3 to 7 years’ experience. Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or an … 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 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


We’re Hiring: 4 positions

SGPA is looking to hire four talented, energetic professionals: Senior Designer (San Diego): Candidates should be a licensed architect with 15+ years of experience.  Job Captain (San Diego): Candidates must be a licensed architect (or actively pursuing licensure) in California, with at least six years of … 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


We’re Hiring!

SGPA is looking to hire two talented, energetic professionals: Junior Project Architect / Job Captain (San Francisco and San Diego offices): 6 years’ experience, possess a bachelor’s degree in planning or architecture, and be licensed or on track for licensure in the … 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

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


We’re hiring: 3 positions

SGPA is looking to hire three talented, energetic professionals: Intermediate Architect (San Francisco): 5-10 years experience, bachelor’s degree in architecture, on track for licensure in the State of California. Junior Designer (San Francisco): 3-7 years experience, bachelor’s degree in architecture, … 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


We’re Hiring: Job Captain/Design Assistant

SGPA’s San Diego office is looking to hire a talented, energetic professional to assist with project documentation and permitting and to prepare graphic design exhibits. If you have at least 4-5 years of experience, strong computer graphics skills, and California … Continued


Welcome to the SGPA blog

Our architecture design studio is bursting with ideas. Here we’ll share news about upcoming and completed projects, describe our latest design concepts, and discuss the knowledge and ideas that inform our work. You’ll get a peek at our drawing boards … Continued