"Architecture holds the power to transform, inspire and improve the quality of our daily lives; the simplest everyday acts have the greatest impact on our welfare and it is the architect’s responsibility to design spaces that contribute to the wellbeing of citizens"

Christopher Coyle, Assoc. AIA

Associate Partner


Christopher Coyle has more than 30 years of experience and skill in architectural design, project management, and construction processes. An active member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Chris has an extensive portfolio which ranges from educational, housing, and military projects to work on industrial, recreational, and retail facilities. Within the firm, his hands-on approach to client relations and team management has led to the delivery of many successful projects, including the La Habra Civic Center, Presidio of Monterey Bay Barracks, and the San Dieguito Academy Arts and Humanities Building. He is an essential member of the SVA team—not only does he have a strong commitment to quality control, he consistently meets project schedules and budgets while placing the client’s goals at the forefront of his practice. Additionally, Chris is a Board Member of the Forster Ranch Master Association and Chairperson of the Architectural Committee in San Clemente.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Outside Interests

College football (Alabama Crimson Tide)

Camping/outdoor activities

Vacationing in Costa Rica

Fine dining with family