"Architecture is a collaborative effort and I enjoy creating solutions that incorporate everyone’s input into a cohesive and beautiful project."
W. Stuart Lyle
President, Director - San Francisco —
Stuart specializes in transforming underutilized spaces and structures into new and vibrant environments. Since 1988, he has focused his career on all aspects of project management from preliminary planning and government entitlement processing through construction administration.
Staff and clients alike rely on Stuart’s ability to focus a diverse team on a creative solution to a design problem. His role as President and the Director of the San Francisco office is to ensure that all of our people have the necessary resources and support available to do their best work. This includes staffing projects, budgeting them, and making sure that they have the best technological tools to help them work efficiently.
As someone who grew from student intern to President at SGPA, Stuart believes that assisting people with their professional growth is the most satisfying part of his job. He takes pride in managing a great group of people and hopes to give them all the same opportunities that he has had over the years.
Registered Architect, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington
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
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer —
Marla has over 25 years of experience in the design service industry, including more than half that time at SGPA. As a Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for the firm’s financial operations: directing and coordinating all company financial objectives and obligations, ensuring integrity of financial statements, cash management strategies, and maintaining a financially solvent organization. She is also responsible for business management, firm risk management, and human resources. Marla has been featured in Real Estate Southern California’s “Women of Influence” Publication.