Scotts Valley, CA
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Firm Profile

Gil Sanchez Architect, FAIA (E), Principal Architect and Owner
Experience Over 44 years master planning, designing and managing historic projects within own firm. Projects include archeological restoration, seismic strengthening, moving structures, rehabilitation of historic adobe structures and adapting historic buildings for new institutional, community or residential uses. WEB SITE:
Professional Registration California (C-7279)
Professional Training Courses
  • Seismic Retrofitting for Earthquake Safety by City of Los Angeles Building Department;
  • Preservation/Maintenance of Historic Buildings Seminar by The National Trust for Historic Preservation; Adapting Buildings for ADA Requirements by CalACS;
  • Historic Building Maintenance and Historic Plasters and Mortars at Campbell Center for Historic Preservation, Mt. Carrol, IL
Seminar/Conference Presentations
  • A two-day seminar on Historic Preservation in California at Universidad de Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico
  • Adobe 90: International Conference on Earthen Architecture, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Seismic Retrofit Strategies for Historic Buildings, San Francisco, 1992 by National Park Service
  • Conservation of Historic Adobe Museums sponsored by Getty Conservation Institute and City of San Buenaventura
  • Auquitectura Hispanica en California, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • Restauraciones de Arquitectura Hispanica en California, Universidad Autonoma “Benito Juarez” de Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Presented The Master Plan of Mission Soledad at Earth USA 2017 9th International Earthbuilding Conference, Santa Fe New Mexico.  29 September 2017
Awards and Honors
  • 2006 AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter President’s award in encouraging the next generation of architects in the establishment of the Leo & Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Fund
  • 2003 Preservation Action Council of the City of San Jose presented to Gil a Certificate of recognition for the preservation of the Peralta Adobe circa 1797
  • 2000 Merit Award, California Preservation Foundation for Casa Amesti Rehabilitation 1993 Juror, California Council American Institute of Architects Design Awards
  • 1991 Merit Award, California Council American Institute of Architects for Mission Santa Cruz Restoration
  • 1989 Special Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the California Council AIA
  • 1989 Citation, Masonry Institute for Ryland Park Buildings, New and Renovation Work
  • 1987 Merit Award, California Council American Institute of Architects for Mission San Jose Reconstruction
  • 1987 Citation, Masonry Institute for the Flickinger Park Buildings
  • 1986 Pearl Chase Award for Exemplary Traditional Design for Presidio Chapel, Santa Barbara, California, Reconstruction
  • 1985 Special Commendation Award, Santa Clara Valley AIA, for the San Jose Mission Reconstruction
  • 1985 Citation, Masonry Institute for San Jose Mission Reconstruction
  • 1984 Merit Award, California Council American Institute of Architects, for Sunol House/Roberto Adobe Restoration
  • 1977 Excellence in Design Award , Fine Arts Commission, for the Laundry Works Restaurant Rehabilitation
  • 1977 Excellence in Design Award , Fine Arts Commission, for the Laundry Peralta Adobe Restoration