Stephen Dalton

Principal Architect

A native of Solana Beach, Stephen founded SDA in 2004 with a mission to bring principal-led project delivery, creativity, and professionalism to the service of client needs. As a licensed architect he brings over 30 years of experience to the practice. He is a consensus builder who fosters an open, collaborative design process with clients and other stakeholders. His work with private developers, public agencies, non-profits, and individual clients has given him valuable experience in a broad range of project types. Stephen’s designs favor simple, elegant solutions to complex problems, always grounded in a thorough knowledge of codes, construction, and materials. Sustainable building practices are also an important aspect of his work.