“Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.” - Naoto Fukasawa
Assistant Designer —
With a major in Architecture and minors in City Planning, Sustainable Design, and Social & Cultural Factors in Environmental Design, Gregory is committed to understanding the different dynamics of people, spaces, and the environment within architecture.
An early background in graphic design and a lifelong passion for architecture led Gregory to the profession. He views it as the perfect blend of creativity, discovery, and technology. He enjoys visualizing and conceptualizing sustainable design proposals in everyday life to potentially improve neglected or even already vibrant spaces.
At SGPA, Gregory is a Junior Designer. He contributes to the whole production process and aids in designing presentations, graphics, and exhibits. He believes that design is for all to be enjoyed and should ultimately connect individuals together to celebrate a space as a community.
B.A. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." —Albert Einstein
Janette N. Tropea
Associate, Marketing Manager —
With over ten years of experience, Janette has used her background to benefit both the architecture and business development sides of SGPA. She has been a valued asset in securing key projects as our marketing manager and in developing them from design through construction as a project designer. She is known within our team for her skills in strategic planning, focused management, and creative design.
Her architecture work is focused on mixed-use projects with elements of retail, education, and civic uses. She is experienced in 3D modeling, Revit, consultant coordination, and project team coordination. An organized and diligent problem solver, Janette contributes a unique understanding of the particularity of marketing and business development in the AEC industry.
M.Arch, Arizona State University
B.B.A. Marketing Emphasis, University of San Diego
Keith has 30+ years of retail, residential, education, and mixed-use project experience in Southern California. Since 1993, he has developed specialties in planning, design, entitlements, and repositioning strategy for large-scale mixed-use projects that enrich the user experience.
As a Vice President and the Director of the San Diego office, Keith guides our project leaders to challenge conventional thinking and develop big ideas. He leads dynamic team efforts to find the path connecting great design, user experience, longevity, contextualism, community input, sustainability, and efficiency. Knowing that the decisions made early can affect so many other factors downstream, he enjoys the early conceptual planning that sets up projects for success.
Registered Architect, California
B.Arch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo