David Sabalvaro, AIA, LEED AP

Principal Emeritus - San Francisco

After 35 years with STUDIOS, David has retired as of April 2020. He is now spending his time relaxing and growing wine grapes. David was the firm's first employee and went on to direct the design and management of some of our most significant projects.

David's work includes interiors, new buildings, and often whole new campuses for notable clients including Google, Apple, and LinkedIn. He built long-term relationships with building owners and real estate developers, which led to a series of campus planning and design projects across Silicon Valley. David also worked closely with UC Berkeley on a number of interiors, renovation, and new building projects for engineering, physics, natural sciences, and other programs.

He also served on various Design Review Committees over the years, most recently for the Cities of Mountain View and Cupertino.

David Sabalvaro

Education & Accreditation

  • University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


  • Licensed Architect, California
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • American Institute of Architects
  • Development Review Committee for the City of Mountain View
  • Development Review Committee for the City of Cupertino