“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta What are the chances that two of our team would visit southern Africa within weeks of each other? Turns out that in fall of 2022, those chances were pretty good. Sandra Gramley and Dave Madigan both (though separately and with […]
Platt/Whitelaw Architects Moves Office!
One of San Diego’s Oldest Architecture Firms Occupying Space in Old Town Plaza. We’ve got big news! We’ve moved from the village of North Park to the historic neighborhood of Old Town. Our firm secured space at Old Town Plaza, located at 2251 San Diego Ave. “As much as we love North Park, working in […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Botanical Building in Balboa Park – Makeover Edition!
Iconic San Diego structure will soon be restored to its original condition…plus a few improvements By Sandra Gramley, AIA, LEED NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc. Restoration is underway on the Botanical Building in Balboa Park! If you’ve been following our news site, you know that we’ve written about this building before…and […]
What’s Old is New: Historic Preservation Architecture
By Sandra Gramley, AIA NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc. When you think of historic San Diego architecture, what comes to mind? Craftsman? Victorian? Mission? Modern? San Diego has a rich diversity of architectural styles, and preserving those buildings is some of our favorite work. We’re taking a look back (and forward!) […]
PWA Project Profile: Park de la Cruz Neighborhood Park & Therapeutic Recreation Services
By Sandra Gramley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Civic projects are the crux of what we do. Designing Park de la Cruz Neighborhood Park & Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) in City Heights was especially rewarding for us because we were truly designing for universal use. The intention of our client, the City of San Diego, […]
Rooted in Nature: Biophilic Design Advances Health, Wellbeing
By Sandra Gramley, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc. The built environment plays a critical role in people’s health and wellbeing. We are just beginning to find that when lacking natural elements, the spaces in which we live, work and play can foster fatigue, impair performance and spark symptoms of disease. However, by simply introducing natural […]