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Healdsburg Plaza Gazebo Pro-Bono Project
Custom residential project in Healdsburg




I am a licensed architect (CA #23856) since 1992. I was raised in Marin County and have lived in Healdsburg since 1993. I am a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.


I spent my fourth year studying overseas in Denmark, where I gained an appreciation for simple, comfortable, and people-oriented design. I’ve carried these values with me throughout my career.


As an architect, I have the opportunity to affect people’s lives whether they realize it or not. I’ve always endeavored to give back to my community whenever the opportunity arises. I have served on the Healdsburg Planning Commission and Healdsburg Airport Commission. I have also been involved with the Rotary Clubs of Healdsburg, and have served as a Volunteer Firefighter.


I believe in a collaborative process in which the client is central. Rather than promoting a prescribed or signature style, I allow the particulars of the property, as well as user needs and desires, to emerge as the guideposts of the design process. This can be an enjoyable experience that is engaging to all involved.


While the design process of each project is unique, each follows similar steps. After defining a program (room sizes, relationships, views, light, etc.) and assessing the site conditions (topography, vegetation, climate, local context, traditions, and available resources), I generate appropriate response strategies and develop two or three schematic design options. We then evaluate each option to identify its advantages and disadvantages. From this exercise, a final schematic design emerges. I then begin work on developing the details of the design and producing and coordinating a set of construction documents suitable for submitting to the governing agency for a building permit. With the building permit in hand, we begin construction and the project ultimately comes to fruition.


I recommend and prefer to collaborate with builders relatively early in the design process, and remain in close communication with them throughout the construction process. Having a General Contractor on board early on helps to secure a place in their construction schedule, and they can assist with value engineering along the way and provide valuable input to ensure the budget is aligned with expectations.


By following this basic outline, I have successfully completed more than 100 custom residential, winery, and commercial projects. 



Bella Luna Inn, Caretaker ADU -- Healdsburg, CA

Baker Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Baker Guest House – Healdsburg, CA

Cleland Residence – Cloverdale, CA

Cloverdale Garage & ADU above– Cloverdale, CA

Dayton Residence – Geyserville, CA

Ginder-Shaw ADU – Healdsburg, CA

Giovannoni ADU – Healdsburg, CA

Haehl Detached ADU – Healdsbug, CA

Igleheart Detached Garage w/ ADU abv-- Healdsburg, CA

Kaminski Residence – Cloverdale, CA

Le Brett Office and Garage – Healdsburg, CA

Reynolds-Lerer Residence & ADU -- Healdsburg, CA

Snethlage-Howell Horse Barn – Petaluma, CA

Tsarnas Garage – Healdsburg, CA

Tsarnas Recreation Room – Healdsburg, CA


Arista Winery – Healdsburg, CA

C. Donatiello Winery – Healdsburg, CA

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery – Healdsburg, CA

Forchini Vineyards and Winery – Healdsburg, CA

Fritz Winery – Cloverdale, CA

Grove Street Winery – Healdsburg, CA

Grove Street Distillery – Healdsburg, CA

Hop Kiln Winery – Healdsburg, CA

Jordan Winery – Healdsburg, CA

TreMonte Winery and Vineyards – Geyserville, CA

Viszlay Vineyards – Healdsburg, CA



Bella Luna Inn B&B – Healdsburg, CA

     B&B, Caretaker Cottage & Detached Suite

Center Street Storefront – Healdsburg, CA

Dirt Road Studio – Healdsburg, CA

Erickson Fire Art Gallery – Healdsburg, CA

Gattuso Hangar -- Santa Rosa, CA

Golden State Cider -- Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Spirit Works Distillery -- Healdsburg CA

John Ash Vintner’s Inn and Restaurant – Santa Rosa, CA

Jordan Vineyard & Winery -- Healdsburg, CA

Munson Offices – Healdsburg, CA

Oakville Grocery – Healdsburg, CA

Ralph’s Slow Burn Roadhouse – Healdsburg, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA

St. John's School Library -- Healdsburg, CA

Sweet T's Restaurant -- Windsor, CA 

West Coast Extraction -- Healdsburg, CA



Aitken Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Baldenhofer Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Bridenbaugh ADU -- Healdsburg, CA

Cservenyak-Hite Residence -- Healdsburg, CA

Cleary Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Cross Residence – Healdsburg, CA

DelCarlo Cabin – Healdsburg, CA

Finley Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Finley Residence – Santa Rosa, CA

Gattuso Recreation Rm -- Healdsburg, CA

Helthall Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Kee Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Keith Residence – Healdsburg, CA

King Residence & Guest Suite – Healdsburg, CA

Lloyd Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Luks Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Ritter Residence – Healdsburg, CA

Rochioli Residence – Healdsburg, CA

     Master Suite, Kitchen, Pool House,

     Carriage House/Rec Rm above, Great Room

Snethlage-Howell Residence – Petaluma, CA

     Detached Garage with ADU above

Cservenyak-Hite Residence -- Healdsburg, CA

Wallace Residence and Detached Garage – Cloverdale, CA

Weiss Residence Remodel & Detached ADU-Healdsburg, CA

Wilson; Hillside tuck-under ADU -- Healdsburg, CA


Healdsburg Plaza Gazebo – Healdsburg, CA

Recreation Park Grandstand Renovation – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Little League Building – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Boys and Girls Club – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Swim Center – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg High School Wrestling – Healdsburg, CA

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