San Diego, CA, November 1, 2018 – SVA Architects is pleased to announce that the firm has signed a long-term lease in San Diego County, expanding its southernmost office significantly. Centrally located one block from Interstate 5 at 3394 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 120, SVA’s new office will offer the firm ample space to accommodate current projects and team members while actively recruiting exceptional new talent.
Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, “It’s been a very exciting season of growth at SVA. This summer, the Santa Ana office also moved to a larger space. And shortly prior to that, our Oakland office moved to a larger, very modern space in the Uptown District.”
SVA’s San Diego office is led by Lori A. Ichisaka, Senior Associate Partner. A force in the architecture field for 35 years, Ms. Ichisaka has led a variety of projects, from commercial office buildings to high-density multi-family. Ms. Ichisaka and her team have been responsible for some of San Diego’s most impactful communities, including:
- Comm 22
- San Diego State University (SDSU) South Campus Plaza, winner of:
- 2017 Gold Nugget Merit Award
- Celadon at 9th and Broadway, winner of:
- 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence
- 2016 ULI Healthy Places Award
- 2016 Gold Nugget Grand Award
- 2016 Multifamily Executive Grand Award
- 2016 Ruby Award
- BUILDER Magazine’s 2014 Builder’s Choice Grand Award
Currently underway for SVA’s San Diego team is the new San Ysidro Public Library, a source of pride for the local community and a significant investment in that region.
Ernesto M. Vasquez, FAIA, CEO of SVA Architects, states, “As a firm, we believe in creating sustainable and forward-thinking spaces. We are putting our philosophy into practice by moving the San Diego team to a space that will better equip them to meet clients’ needs for the long-term.”