How we do it

SDA believes that all projects, regardless of budget or scope, deserve thoughtful and well-considered design solutions. Our collaborative, studio structure ensures that all aspects of the project benefit from the direct and full professional attention of the principal architect throughout the design process. We are a people-centered practice in which clients and building users are welcomed participants.

About Us

SDA is composed of a diverse and talented team of professionals, working together to provide exceptional service to clients. We listen closely to clients and building users and take our architectural cues from those discussions; using our creativity to find appropriate solutions to meet your design needs.

Our work does not carry with it a stylistic signature. Instead, the common threads to all of our work are an understanding of place, context and climate; a commitment to efficiency and performance; an expression of optimism, delight and surprise; and a respect for budget, program and schedule. We infuse our work with light, air, views, and outdoor connections to bring extraordinary results to every unique project.

Who We Work With

San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Wakeland Housing
Community Housingworks
City of Encinitas
City of Solana Beach
City of Del Mar
Murfey Company
Bothwell Co
Bishop Ventures
Alliance Development Co
Tideline Partners
Rincon Homes
Champion Real Estate Investments
Hanna Fenichel Center for Childhood Development
Tourmaline Builders
Thomas Strafford Investments

Meet the Team