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PETER SPELLMAN ARCHITECTURE (PSA) is a full service design firm based in Santa Cruz, CA. Current work centers on single and multi-family residences, live-work lofts and commercial projects. The office is involved in a variety of complimentary disciplines including: development strategies, master-planning, interiors/furniture design and prefabrication. Our projects range in scale from the smallest remodel to technically complex commercial and multi-unit residential developments.


Recently completed designs include: 7 new custom homes (5 in the City of Santa Cruz which all won green building awards and one on the beach at Davenport Landing), 11 new live work lofts, a coffee house, a day spa, a yoga and wellness center and 3 major remodel projects all focused around new kitchen designs.


Peter Spellman, principal of PSA, is a LEED Accredited Professional (www.USGBC.ORG) and licensed California Architect. Originally from Chicago, Peter builds upon years of experience within nationally and internationally recognized firms.


Every project is fully developed utilizing 3-dimensional modeling software. This allows for early investigations of design and construction technologies, which maximize sustainability and allow for clarity in communicating designs with clients. Through careful site planning, building and natural energy considerations, daylighting strategies, and material choices PSA strives to develop projects that minimize their impact on the environment.


With each building design, large or small, we strive to understand the individual goals of our client as well as the unique opportunities inherent in each program. We believe that our most important skill is our ability to listen. We view our design process as a collaborative dialogue between architect and client—one in which we strive to avoid predetermined formal strategies in order to respond to the unique goals and constraints inherent in each project. As a practice, we are committed to both the quality of the architecture we produce as well as the service we provide to our clients. PETERSPELLMAN ARCHITECTURE is a signatory to the 2030 challenge.