Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Stanley Saitowitz
Natoma Architects Inc.

Stanley Saitowitz, Principal

Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is an Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor, Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor, University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.

Neil Kaye — Partner, Project Architect

Neil Kaye is a Partner. He studied Environmental Science and Architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He graduated on the Deans Honor’s list and was awarded the AIA medal for his graduating year.

Prior to joining Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in 1998, he worked with Bing Thom Architects and Busby Associates in Vancouver. During his 20 years with Natoma Architects, he has worked on projects both Nationally and Internationally, holding professional licenses in several US states and in Canada.

Neil has developed a keen interest for complex mixed-use projects. He is currently working on several projects with over 2 million square foot of combined development. Recent projects include 8 Octavia; in-fill housing in San Francisco, The Palladium; a twin mixed use tower in Los Angeles, 1111 Sunset; a high rise in Los Angeles, and 188 Hooper; a new 500 bed student housing complex in San Francisco.

As project architect he helped to lead the teams that successfully delivered The Tampa Museum of Arts in Florida, Beth Sholom Synagogue in San Francisco and Uptown Mixed-use Development in Cleveland.
He continues to play a key role in helping to develop the practices nationally recognized strategies in delivering high quality lower cost housing units by leveraging efficiencies in building systems, pre-fabrication and innovative construction technologies.

Ulysses Lim — Associate, Project Manager

Ulysses Lim was born in 1956 in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. In 1976 he came to the United States to continue his education in the field of architecture, receiving his Bachelors degree in 1981. In 1983 he became a U.S. citizen and worked for a number of well known Bay Area architectural firms. He joined Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects, Inc. in 1984, where he has worked on design, construction documents and construction supervision on a numerous projects of all sizes. He enjoys the challenge of working with complex floor plans – the refinement of complicated uses and intricate relationships into simple, functional and beautiful plan designs. In the firm, he also specializes in building products, maintaining an office repertoire of favored new and old products, and evaluating new products for novel possibilities and compatibility with the office aesthetic. He strives to uphold the highest aesthetic standards in detailing. He has been in charge of major residences in Los Gatos, Tiburon, St. Helena, and many notable residences in San Francisco. He has also worked on various commercial projects, loft projects, and institutional projects such as the California Museum of Photography at U.C. Riverside, the Chinese Independent Baptist Church Expansion Project in Oakland and the Page Street Residential Care Facility in San Francisco.

Michael Luke — Associate, Project Architect

Michael Luke, Project Architect, has been with Stanley Saitowitz and Natoma Architects for over twenty years. His broad-based experience is a byproduct of working on a wide range of building types, of varying scales and programs, with diverse owner and user groups. His work has taken him from Hawaii, to California, and currently throughout the country. As Project Architect he utilizes his design and technical experience to lead complex projects from schematic design through construction. Projects he has managed include Yerba Buena Lofts, Beth El Synagogue, New England Holocaust Memorial, UCSF Mission Bay Garage, and Uptown Cleveland. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii and a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. As LEED AP, he oversees the sustainability goals of projects.

Steven Sanchez, Project Designer

Steven graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, graduating with high honors and receiving the Rosanna Luis Scholarship. After his studies he joined Perkins+Will in San Francisco and New York where he was a design team member on several large scale urban projects before returning to graduate school. After studying and working for several different architectural practices in New York, Steven received a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University where he was awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize. While at Columbia his work was published and exhibited in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Steven joined Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects after graduation and currently manages the OZ Residence and the Center of Jewish Life at Drexel University. Past projects include the Garden Village, Lake Village, The Chicago, and the Pacific City master plan.

Charles Shelton Green, Architect

Charles is a licensed Architect in California. Prior to joining Stanley Saitowitz|Natoma Architects in 2015 he worked at NBBJ in Seattle. Charles brings expansive experience in residential architecture and a strong focus in delivering California projects. He has experience in hospitality, mixed use, low and high rise developments on complex and demanding parcels with multi-stakeholders and challenging entitlements. He received a Bachelors in Design with high honors from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley where he was the recipient of the Malcom Reynolds Memorial Fellowship.

Charles currently manages a mid-rise residential student housing project for California College of the Arts. The project is 150,000 sq ft with over 500 beds and student dining space.

Austin Tsai, Project Designer

Austin received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural design from UC Berkeley in 2010 and recently graduated from the Masters of Architecture program from University of Michigan. He grew up in Taiwan before moving to the California in late 90s. Since then he has traveled extensively and worked in architectural firms in Los Angeles. Austin joined Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in 2016 and is excited to contribute as part of the team.

Evio Isaac — Project Designer

Evio Isaac is a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the Rice School of Architecture in Houston, TX where he received the Morris R. Pitman Award in Architecture, the John Crowder Traveling Fellowship and the L.F. McCollum Scholarship. At Rice, he undertook travel-based design research in Central and Northern Cambodia, Japan, and South Korea. His academic work and research has been published in the US, and Europe and exhibited in Asia, with his thesis work qualifying him for admission to Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. He received his Bachelors with distinction from Middlebury College in Vermont in the areas of Art/Architectural History, and Studio Art. Evio grew up in East Harlem, New York City and visits whenever he can.

Before joining Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, he spent two years at Carlos Jimenez Studio in Houston, and one year at H2 Architects in New York City, during which time he worked on numerous residential and cultural projects. Since joining Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, Evio has worked on 603 Tennessee, 1726 Mission, 188 Hooper, and 255 Shipley.

Feifei Feng, Project Designer

Feifei Feng is a recent graduate from the Master of Architecture program at MIT with a multi-disciplinary background in art, design and architecture. She received her Bachelor's Degrees with first-class honors from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Feifei grew up in China and Australia and has traveled and worked at various companies around the world, including Kengo Kuma And Associates in Paris, Kennedy Violich Architecture(KVA) in Boston and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) in Sydney. Her previous experience spans projects across different scales with a focus on cultural and institutional designs, such as The Museum of Human Bodies in Montpelier, Griffin Theater and Norton Street Cinemas in Sydney. Feifei joined Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in 2014 and has worked on California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) campus redevelopment, Burlingame Residences, 555 Golden Gate, 469 Eddy St, and the Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University.

Teresa McWalters, Project Designer

Teresa McWalters received her Masters of Architecture from the Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 2012 and her Bachelors in Art History from Stanford University in 2008. During her time at Harvard, she was a part-time research assistant and the recipient of an exchange study appointment at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich. After graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship to document the socio-spatial effects of low-rise, high-density informal housing communities in Mumbai, India - expounding on her interests in efficient and alternative housing solutions. She has served on several architecture studio reviews; taught a design representation course at Harvard GSD's Career Discovery Program and completed multiple collaborative design-build installations. Native to San Francisco, Teresa joined Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in 2014 after practicing in New York. She is thrilled to contribute to the architectural progress of the city.

Henry Brazer — Designer

Originally from the Bay Area, Henry attended the University of Virginia for his B.S. in Architecture. Prior to working at Stanley Saitowitz|Natoma Architects, he worked at Solomon Cordwell Buenz in San Francisco, focusing on high-rise residential and office. Henry is currently a M.Arch candidate at the University of California, Berkeley.

Since joining, Henry has been working on finalizing construction documents for 2146 3rd St, a condominium in the Dogpatch. He has also contributed to high-rise projects in Hollywood and Glendale.

Longtai Liao — Designer

Longtai received his Bachelor degree in Art from Xian’jiaotong-Liverpool University with first class honors. Before returning to graduate school, Longtai has worked in Shanghai as a designer in TM Studio, Shanghai, where he gained experience on historical district renovation and cultural designs. Longtai will receive his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 2019. He grew up in China and is excited to expand his professional career in Bay Area.