For almost two decades Siddhartha has led significant projects of varying typologies at SPF:a, with a focus on civic infrastructure and education within Los Angeles County.
Siddhartha joined SPF:a in 2000, and some of his most notable built work includes the recently completed Rainbow Bridge in Long Beach, the 210,000-square-foot Getty Villa Museum renovation and expansion, and two UCLA projects, CENS (Center for Embedded Networked Sensing), a computer science related research facility, and UCLA Stunt Ranch, an off-the-grid reserve and biological field station in Malibu. He has also overseen several single- and multi-family residential projects and has developed expert working knowledge of the city’s various permit and bidding processes. Currently, he is managing two large city projects under construction, the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, a $40 million, 45,000-square-foot sports facility in Baldwin Hills, and Rumblefish, a 400-foot pedestrian bridge spanning across the LA River connecting Elysian Valley to Taylor Yard.
Siddhartha began his professional career in the Office of the University Architect at University of Cincinnati, and his work on campus involved analyses of space utilization, user-satisfaction surveys, site surveys, construction phasing strategy. He also undertook programming for lecture/auditorium spaces, housing, office and recreation spaces, and prepared the Design Guidelines and Standards Manual, which became the benchmark for all new construction at the University. He is a licensed architect in California and India.
- In one word where do you find inspiration?
- What do you love about architecture?
Creating beautiful new worlds.
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