"I believe architectural practice is a service, especially to those who need to experience a sense of home where they are living, healing, or working."
Consulting Architect —
A recognized leader in wellness design, Stuart has been creating senior living and healthcare environments for three decades. He has focused his career on serving passionate, mission-driven nonprofits that provide housing and medical care to aging, special needs, and safety-net populations.
Stuart sees his work as a people-centric discipline. Through design, he can not only enrich the lives of seniors and patients, but also ease the work of those who care for them.
His clear, approachable communication style allows him to draw out the best ideas from the numerous parties involved in a development project. He strives for continuous learning, absorbing our industry’s ever-evolving techniques for creating caring environments.
Registered Architect, California, Louisiana
M.Arch, NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego
B.A. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Prior to graduating with her master’s degree, Marissa completed an internship in 2005 at SGPA’s San Francisco office. She maintains that relationship to this day as a private consultant through her Montana-based firm, Bright Black Architecture + Design.
On a typical SGPA project Marissa assists in detailing drawings and preparing construction documents. In the last year, she has taken on more responsibility and played a larger role in construction administration. A strong listener who excels at interpreting what clients are saying about their intent, she loves collaboration and all processes that allow her to work with people.
Registered Architect, Montana
M.Arch, Montana State University
B.A. Environmental Design, Montana State University