CSDA Design Group announced today that Cynthia Ketelsen has joined the San Francisco office to lead their architecture practice in Northern California. Cynthia has designed and managed new construction and modernization projects for K-12 schools, libraries, theaters, gymnasiums, student housing and recreation and aquatic facilities in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
As an Associate Principal, Cynthia will lead CSDA’s San Francisco architecture practice, which has a 63 year history providing architecture services to school districts in the nine bay area counties. “I am excited to start a new challenge within CSDA,” Ketelsen says. “ I look forward to working with the CSDA team to further develop relationships with private and public education clients to design schools that inspire learning.“
Previously, Cynthia was a Senior Project Manager at Deems Lewis McKinley, an Associate at Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and owned her own practice for seven years. Recent projects include the current modernizations of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Burton High School in San Francisco. Previous projects include McAllister Hall at the Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo, Heritage High School in Brentwood and Windsor High School in Windsor.
“Cynthia’s industry expertise, business acumen and experience in leading successful teams has already made her a vital addition to CSDA,” stated Principal, Randall DeVoto. “I see Cynthia’s engagement in our San Francisco office as proof of CSDA’s commitment to provide excellent service and create long term relationships. We were fortunate to find someone of Cynthia’s caliber to fulfill this leadership position. I am confident that she will play a key role in continuing CSDA’s philosophy of listening and collaborating to create high performance schools for our communities.”