SF Architecture’s mission is to design sustainable structures that meet the needs of our clients, while minimizing impact to the site and environment. One of our primary goals is to create personal and collaborative relationships with our clients and the communities where we work. We regularly contribute to the local community through our pro-bono work program for non-profit organizations. Our aim is to combine the most environmentally efficient alternatives with the most cost effective solutions. Our work reflects rigorous attention to detail and extensive construction knowledge. We strive to enliven educational, living, and work spaces while simplifying the architectural process. We hope to share this with you.
Carl Scheidenhelm, Principal Architect
Carl is a founding partner of SF Architecture, a firm he established with a strong commitment to sustainable design and personalized service to clients. He holds a BA and an MA in Architecture from The University of Florida and has been a licensed architect for over 25 years. Carl has participated in a wide range of projects, including many Bay Area residences, commercial and institutional projects, and has gained a comprehensive understanding of all phases of architectural design and construction. By regularly supporting community and non-profit organizations with pro-bono architectural services, he exemplifies his belief that real sustainable design not only considers and responds to the environment, but also enhances the social and economic vitality of the communities that we live in.
Patty Haight, Architect
Patty is an architect with a design portfolio that includes both public and private sector projects in residential, education and civic architecture throughout the Bay Area. With over fifteen years in the profession, she favors the design resolution process, nurturing the client/architect relationship and on-site Construction Administration. Patty has worked on LEED and CHPS (Collaborative High Performance Schools) projects. Currently she specializes in creative, cost efficient renovations with designs and materials that are representative of the client’s site and self. Color and texture drive her material finish selections. Patty believes in maximizing client livability and delight while consciously managing project scope, scale and budget. The “Greenest” way to build is not to over build. Her mantra; “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should…” For her, a successful project’s life cycle has an impact on both the client’s life and that of the Designer that goes beyond the tangible. “You learn about the individual’s human spirit and thresholds during the collaborative process of reconfiguring (their) spaces.” Patty covets design opportunities from “found objects”, and is a relentless arranger of all things not nailed down.
Mario Ochoa Villicana, Architectural Designer
Mario is a detail oriented architectural designer who is not afraid to tackle large scale design and planning projects. From design and construction documentation, to on-site analysis, he has collaborated in projects such as, the restoration of the Lake Merritt Boathouse in Oakland, the Livermore Tennis Club, and the Trattore Estate Winery. Mario holds a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master in Architecture from Syracuse University.