Hello, We're SGPA

We design retail, wellness, education, housing, and mixed-use environments that enhance everyday life.

As trusted advisors, we focus on helping each client discover what's most important to the project's success. That's because we know that smart strategy is the key to designs that transcend the original vision. Through creativity and effective management, we guide clients toward viable and sustainable solutions that produce value over time and delight users every day.

Our 35-person firm serves Southern California, the Bay Area, and the western United States through two offices in San Diego and downtown San Francisco. Our areas of architecture and planning expertise include shopping malls, urban infill projects, mixed-use town centers, multifamily housing, senior living, medical clinics, memory care residences, campus bookstores, K-12 school modernizations, parking garages, and civic parks.

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The Latest

  • March 23, 2015

    We’re Hiring: 4 positions

    SGPA is looking to hire four talented, energetic professionals: Senior Designer (San Diego): Candidates should be a licensed architect with 15+ years of experience.  Job Captain (San Diego): Candidates must be a licensed architect (or actively pursuing licensure) in California, with at least six years of … Continued

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  • March 18, 2015

    SGPA Announces its 46th Anniversary and Transition Success

      Top Row, from left: Dave Reinker and Stuart Lyle Bottom Row, from left: Keith Pittsford and Marla Martin   In 1988, Stuart Lyle joined the firm as an intern. Throughout the years, he continually progressed through the ranks, becoming … Continued

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  • February 9, 2015

    Reflections on ICSC LA

    By: Keith Pittsford With almost 1,000 guests in attendance, the February ICSC event in LA was a success, provoking thoughtful discussions about the internet’s impact and the current risk/reward equation of development and retail sales.   With regard to the … Continued

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