Stuart Sawasaki

Principal, Architect

A quiet yet driven professional, Stuart has been with the firm for over thirty years. He participates in architectural phases ranging from conceptual design through construction administration. He has an acute awareness of the special challenges associated with the process of rehabilitation and restoration of historic buildings, and he continues to build Heritage’s distinguished portfolio of projects. He brings his expertise in historical documentation for projects requiring Historic American Building Surveys (HABS), Historic Structure Report (HSR), Conservation Assessment Programs (CAP), Conditions Assessment Reports, and Feasibility Studies. He is the longest practicing preservation architect in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.


B. Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

License to Practice Architecture


Professional Qualification

Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Architect and Architect

Stuart Sawasaki

The conservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings lessens the demand for both energy and natural resources that are generated by new construction. By recycling old buildings, we help promote sustainability and revitalize the potential of a renewable resource.


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