"Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it." —Jeanne Gang
Kerry GoethelProject Manager — San Diego
After attending an architecture camp in the second grade, Kerry became hooked. As a young child, she started a portfolio of floor plans for imaginary houses, products, and businesses. Now, with over 18 years of experience, Kerry has engulfed herself in architecture and the collaborative process that comes along with design. On most project teams, Kerry can be found trouble shooting and turning potential issues into design opportunities using adaptability and creativity to look past the obstacles.
- Bachelor of Architecture with High Honors, University of Texas at Austin
- LEED Accredited Professional
“I enjoy the process of Architecture, the evolution and the emphasis to detail as a project evolves from concept through completion.”
Fernando CavazosAssociate, Project Manager — San Diego
Even before working as a drafter of small custom homes in the Los Angeles area for a professor while attending the University of California, Fernando loved sketching buildings and sections. He eventually worked his way into a larger Architectural and Engineering firm in San Diego where he gained experience working in an office environment as part of a large production team focusing on large scale medical, commercial, and institutional projects. Familiarized with smaller and mid-sized firms along with hospitality & casino projects, small- & large-scale commercial tenant improvement, and high-end custom homes, Fernando has experience in overseeing production staff, coordinating with consultants & governing agencies, and Construction Administration. Fernando pays great attention to detail and has a growing appreciation for architectural history and design approaches, which is evident in his work.
- B.Arch, University of Southern California
“Being an architect means constantly approaching challenges and presenting solutions. It combines problem solving, technology and creativity into one profession, always inspiring you to push the boundaries and think outside of the box.”
Jaclyn ShorSenior Associate, Architect, Project Manager — San Diego
Enamored with architecture’s profound ability to impact society, Jaclyn discovered her professional calling at an early age. Her interest in architecture has taken her abroad, studying the profession in Italy and cultivating her experience back in California. Her career goal is to apply modern day construction, technology and design principles to create communities that will promote healthy lifestyles and sustainable environments.
Jaclyn focuses on smaller details while also maintaining the larger goals of a project. Motivated by architecture’s long-standing, influential effects on a community, Jaclyn often works on senior living, wellness, multi-family, mixed-use, master planning or commercial projects, which she approaches creatively and thoughtfully.
- Registered Architect, California
- B.Arch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- Architecture, Study Abroad, Florence, Italy
"Architecture can be very structured and technical, or organic and stream of conscience. It's fun to strike a balance between these two paradigms."
Steve SwartzendruberSenior Associate, Project Manager — San Francisco
Thanks to his father, a building contractor, Steve has always been drawn to design and construction. He enjoys seeing physical buildings take shape after their conceptual beginnings on paper or on screen. At SGPA he assists with overall project management. Steve excels at coordination with both our in-house design and production teams and our external consultants and clients. On a typical project, he’s responsible for building detailing, permitting, specifications, and client relations.
- B.S. Architecture, Lawrence Technological University