Sara Woodfield, AIA (Lead Architect)
President and Principal Architect
Sara has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from Arizona State University, a Master’s degree in Architecture from University of California, Los Angeles, and subsequently studied architecture extensively in Italy and the Far East. She continues to keep up with architectural education and travel, as well as the developing technology of our day.
While in Los Angeles she worked for a prominent firm specializing in multi-family housing and mixed use development, and later moved to St. Louis where she was a designer in the head office of one of the largest architectural firms in the world. There she worked on a wide range of national and international projects including planned communities, hotels, offices, resorts and spas, for which she visited the historic spas of Germany, Switzerland and France. In 1991 Sara moved to California and started her own firm, where she has developed a special niche in the design of estates, custom homes and major remodels, together with some commercial work.
For several years Sara was on the Board of the northern California Redwood Empire chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was the first woman president in 1997. For sixteen years she as been on the architectural design review board of the premier estate development in Sonoma County and for several years was a leader in City Vision, an AIA supported program to improve downtown Santa Rosa. She is also on the board of directors of the Santa Rosa Symphony, and Chair of the Symphony’s strategic planning committee.
Steve brings over thirty years of design and construction experience to the firm. That experience spans a wide variety of projects and building types including residential, banks, retail stores, gasoline service stations, County courthouses and jails. In addition, he has extensive experience in grading and drainage design, handicap accessibility, as-built drawings, value engineering and project management. His technical expertise includes proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Revit, a 3D building and information modeling program.