We have built a design studio based on developing a profound knowledge base of the local approval processes. We know how to get projects approved. We help our clients understand a comprehensive project budget before we commit to design options.
Our projects range in scale from the smallest remodel to technically complex commercial and multi-unit residential developments.
Because we understand that communication is paramount to success, every project begins with a thorough investigation of the site, the program, and the intentions of the client. Every project is fully developed using 3-dimensional modeling software with integrated energy modeling, which clients can view themselves on their devices.
Through careful site planning, building and natural energy considerations, as well as material choices, we strive to develop projects that minimize their impact on the environment. As a practice, we are committed to both the quality of the architecture we produce as well as the service we provide to our clients.
Peter Spellman, principal of PSA, is a LEED Accredited Professional (www.USGBC.ORG) and licensed California Architect. Originally from Chicago, Peter builds upon years of experience within nationally and internationally recognized firms. As an engaged community member and someone who cares deeply about the built environment, Peter currently serves as the chair of the City of Santa Cruz Planning Commission.