SDAF Partner Spotlight: Delawie Up Close

Architecture. Experience. Integrity. Since 1961, Delawie has built a name for itself on those vital cornerstones, and SDAF is proud to count the San Diego-based firm as an Annual Partner and program sponsor of Open House San Diego (OH!).

In our inaugural partner spotlight, we look at what makes Delawie tick, from its people to its expertise. Since its founding, Delawie has made a lasting impact on Southern California’s built environments with designs that complement skylines and transform communities. The firm’s reach can be seen in industries as diverse as defense, technology, life science, hospitality, health and education.

A leading firm specializing in sustainable and high-performance architecture, interior design, planning and entitlements, Delawie’s designs foster learning, shape communities, and solidify corporate identity — all while making facilities more functional.

With collaborative design at its heart, Delawie has embraced a “holistic philosophy” that empowers its staff of over 60 of the brightest minds in architecture and interior design to merge all aspects of its projects. Propelled by talented designers who believe in advocacy as much as collaboration, Delawie is a lifelong supporter of AIA. In fact, seven of its team members have served as AIA chapter presidents.

With several awards for distinguished design from the San Diego Green Building Council and Engineering News-Record (ENR) California, among others, Delawie’s design team has also earned Orchids from SDAF for its work on the Imperial Beach Library, Mesa College Math and Sciences Building, and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

To learn more about the firm and see their most notable projects, visit

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