Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

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Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.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 a 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. These projects have received national and international recognition. 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.

John Winder
Partner/Project Architect

John Winder was born in Fresno, California in 1951. In 1973 he received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and in the following year a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. He then traveled extensively in the U.S. and worked in New York City before becoming a building inspector for Yankton, South Dakota. Since 1977 he worked on various commercial, institutional, Federal, and State projects as well as completing numerous AIA continuing education programs. In 1982 he became a registered architect in the state of California. In 1986 he joined Stanley Saitowitz Office and has been in charge of governmental agency related matters, code aspects, and technical and construction administration issues.

Michael Luke
Associate/Project Architect

Michael Luke was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1964. In 1988 he received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii. While in Hawaii he worked on various large scale project located in the Pacific Rim. He moved to California and received his Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1992. While in Los Angeles, he worked on housing and office projects. He is a licensed Architect in California and Florida and has been with Stanley Saitowitz Office / Natoma Architects Inc since 1992. As architect and manager on single family residences, as well as larger projects such as, The Yerba Buena Lofts, Beth El Synagogue, New England Holocaust Memorial, and UCSF Mission Bay Garage, he combines design and technical experience to guide projects from schematic design through construction.

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.

Neil Kaye
Associate/Project Manager

Neil Kaye was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1970. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies and his professional Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He interned in Helsinki, Finland where he was awarded first prize for the Lahti Concert Hall in association with Olli Pekka Jokela. Before moving to San Francisco he worked in Vancouver for several years. There he worked for Bing Thom Architects, where he was a key member of the project team for the award winning Chan Center for the Performing Arts. Later he worked for Busby and Associates, a national firm renowned for it practice of sustainable and green architecture. He has worked with Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects Inc since 1997. He has managed several high profile and award winning projects including Temple Beth Sholom, Octavia Gateway Housing Project, 555 Fulton, 1234 Howard, Jack London Tower, Tampa Museum of Art and the Lieff Residence. He has been a visiting design critic at the University of Waterloo, University of California Berkeley and the California College of the Arts. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Media Arts Council with whom he helped to curate several art exhibitions at the SF_MoMA. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe.