Pallet City in Chula Vista will provide temporary homes for more than 130 formerly unsheltered people Community architecture is our jam, and that means architecture for everyone. We’re so pleased to work on a project that will provide individuals, couples and families – all of whom currently live without shelter – with temporary homes at […]
PWA’s Architecture Now Includes Restaurants!
“Restaurants are like a machine for hosting a grand party every night.” – Peter Soutowood And who would know that better than Peter, former restaurant owner and our senior associate? Since rejoining Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Peter has expanded our community architecture work to include restaurants. These clients have found a uniquely qualified design partner in Peter. […]
APWA Awards: A Banner Year for Our Clients
The vast majority of our firm’s architectural design work happens for public agency clients. That’s why honors from the American Public Works Association (APWA) mean so much to us. We’re celebrating our clients’ wins this year at the San Diego APWA Awards Program: Oceanside Crisis Stabilization Unit, County of San Diego – Project of the […]
Woot! Sandra Named to SDBJ’s Women of Influence!
We’re celebrating our co-owner Sandra Gramley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD&C, for landing a second consecutive spot on the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Women of Influence in Architecture list! To understand why she’s such a rockstar, we’re sharing some of the ways Sandra has built her distinguished career and made a difference in our […]
HOME 2024 – What’s in Store for Our Bi-National World Design Capital?
In 2024, San Diego and Tijuana will co-host design enthusiasts from around the world who come to see the first bi-national region to be selected as a World Design Capital®. They will see graphic, industrial, architectural, artistic and other design projects that help define our region. Billing this historic event as ‘Designing Transborder Futures,’ the […]
Designing a Better Way for Behavioral Health Services
By Sandra Gramley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C The County of San Diego provides crisis stabilization units to deliver services in community-based or hospital settings for people experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis. For people in the midst of a crisis, being taken to a jail or hospital may not constitute an appropriate level […]
Welcome Back, Peter Soutowood!
After 10 years, we are excited to announce that Peter Soutowood is returning to the Platt/Whitelaw team. Peter will be rejoining the firm as a senior associate, bringing his 18 years of architectural and entrepreneurial experience back to our firm in his new role. A well-respected and celebrated member of the industry, Peter is not […]
Increasing Water Independence for the City of Camarillo
Most people don’t think much about water supply beyond turning on their tap or garden hose and expecting water to come out. Behind-the-scenes, however, is far more complicated. Fortunately for many Southern Californians, we have people on staff who think about water supply a lot. Most recently, our firm principal Naveen Waney and associate Thomas […]