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Sue Skala


Sue Skala, a California native, has owned and operated Skala Architecture as a solo-practitioner for over 30 years. Her practice in San Diego emphasizes residential design and remodeling, small commercial buildings, and historic preservation analysis with life changing design.


Why Skala Architecture?

An architect is a trusted navigator through your project. Sue is trained to apply your personal tastes and lifestyle to sensible, flexible spaces that work. She understands quality design from correct proportions to lasting style. She deftly steers through the maze of the building code, municipal regulations, energy requirements, and permitting process. She creates design that changes people's lives.


  • Home renovation and remodels

  • Energy conservation design

  • Historical preservation 

  • Ergonomic design (taking safety and efficiency seriously)

  • Diverse architectural styling

  • Light control

  • Design functions to YOUR lifestyle


  • California Architecture License for over 35 years

  • Professional Certified for Discretionary (coastal permits, conditional use permits, neighborhood use permits) Completeness Reviews

  • Former Member of American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • Delawie, San Diego 

  • Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, in that firm's San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices. 

  • Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, Columbia University, NY

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley


  • Member of Save Our Heritage Organization

  • Member of San Diego County Historic Sites Board (1988-1991)

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As seen in Marvin Windows Architects Challenge and Coastal Magazine

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