Christopher Ward joins CSDA Design Group as Associate Principal of Architecture

San Francisco, CA – February 2, 2023: CSDA Design Group (CSDA), an internationally-recognized architecture and acoustical consulting firm, has recently hired Christopher Ward, AIA, as an Associate Principal to lead the architecture teams in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Chris has over 35 years of experience practicing architecture including the planning, design, and construction

Three Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Residential Projects with oWOW

CSDA Acoustics and oWOW are actively designing multi-use buildings that provide flexible design, are sustainable, and can be built quickly. This is possible by using the Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) type of construction.

Mainland Campus Project-Based Learning Pods’ Outstanding Project Award

​CSDA’s Mainland Campus Project-Based Learning Pods project received an Outstanding Mention Award in the Learning by Design’ Spring 2020 magazine, Architectural Awards Showcase. Learning by Design is a prestigious magazine that publishes and recognizes the nation’s architectural, engineering and design firms for outstanding pre-K to 12 and college/university projects. The award-winning publication reaches out to

Aditya Balani Joins CSDA Design Group as Senior Acoustician in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2020: CSDA Design Group (CSDA), an internationally-recognized architecture and acoustical consulting firm, has recently hired Aditya Balani as Senior Acoustician to meet the needs of its growing client base in Southern California. Aditya is a highly experienced acoustical consultant in the design and construction industry with a long resume

1951 Harbor Bay Parkway Exelixis Offices Expansion

Exelixis, a biotechnology company that specializes in the development and commercialization of new medicine to treat difficult cancers, has made a deal to lease and build a new modern campus for its new headquarters in Alameda county. The company already occupies three buildings along Harbor Bay Parkway. With this expansion, the company will occupy 440,000

American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST)

CSDA recently completed an Existing Facilities Analysis and Programming Study for The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST). Firm principals Cindy Ketelsen and Mark Knoerr spent a week in Tunisia working with faculty, staff, parents and students identifying space requirements both present and future. The ACST provides an American educational system for approximately 450 multi-national

CSDA’s New San Francisco Office and a Bit of History on Sam’s Grill

What do CSDA Design Group and Sam’s Grill have in common? CSDA’s San Francisco office moved in August 2019, and we are now located above Sam’s at 364 Bush St. Built in 1907, this lovely corner building is in an area rich with architectural history – the perfect place for CSDA to plant some new

Press Telegram Article: A “Miracle on Clark Avenue” for St. Anthony High School

In August 2019, the Long Beach Press Telegram published a feature article about St. Anthony High School’s athletic field and facilities on Clark Avenue in Long Beach, CA. CSDA Design Group is the architect for this long-awaited multi-million-dollar, 9.5-acre renovation project. “There are so many stories within this story – all the people who’ve worked

500 Kirkham Street Acoustical Services

One of CSDA’s latest mixed-use/multifamily acoustical design projects, 500 Kirkham, was recently approved by the Oakland Planning Commission. Panoramic Interests plans to break ground on the first building in 2020, with the two additional buildings starting construction at a later date. The site near West Oakland BART station will also include 35,000 square feet of

Catch the Next Wave in Noise Control Engineering 2019 Conference

Randy Waldeck, Principal of Acoustics, and Indi Savitala, Director of Acoustics attended the 2019 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering (Noise-Con 2019). The event was co-hosted by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering USA and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration in San Diego, CA. Randy presented a paper about aviation

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