Enriching life through design

SGPA is a California-based architecture firm that transforms everyday environments into dynamic and memorable places. Our design and planning team pools expertise in retail, residential, education, senior living, and wellness to create viable and sustainable mixed-use communities by working collaboratively with our clients. Our practice is rooted in creativity, effective management, and technology, supporting our commitment to enhance the quality of people’s lives through smart design.

Our 50+ person firm serves California and the western United States through three offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Fresno. 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 modernization, parking garages, and civic parks.

We’ve located our offices in the heart of three very different cities, soaking up the urban landscapes of both northern, central, and southern California. Because we live in the neighborhoods we serve, we feel personally connected to our work through the lives of our families and neighbors.

We believe that collaborative design leads to thoughtful choices and elegant problem-solving. That’s why our entire staff operates as one seamless team. Learn more about the people behind the designs.

Firm Facts



Our Team

55 Employees
18 Registered Architects
14 LEED Accredited Professionals
36 BIM Modelers
10 Administrative Staff

Three Locations

San Diego (Mission Valley)
San Francisco (Financial District)

Small & Green

Certified Small Business Enterprise
U.S. Green Building Council Member

Vision Statement

At SGPA, we enrich life through design by creating memorable places that promote human connection and well-being. Through collaboration, building on our expertise, and empowering our employees, we strive to find thoughtful design solutions that meet our clients’ goals and bring new vitality to our neighborhoods and communities.