About

PSM Architects is a specialist in retail and commercial design and construction. Since its inception, the firm’s focus has been on providing design and technical excellence. With extensive experience in both new construction and renovation, our projects range from small tenant improvements to new retail projects, restaurants, office buildings and shopping centers.

We offer a comprehensive range of architectural design services with a comprehensive approach. Architectural services include: needs assessment, programming and planning, schematic design through construction administration, specification preparation and as-built services. PSM is licensed to practice in California, Nevada and Hawaii. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Architects, US Green Building Council and a professional member of the ICBO. Under the stewardship of Laile A. Giansetto the firm has received its Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification.

Established in 1961 as Perata & Sylvester, the firm took on its current incarnation as PSM Architects, Inc. in 1987. We are proud of our long history and the close working relationships we have maintained with many of our corporate clients. Since the early 1960s, PSM has designed and overseen the construction of shopping centers for Safeway, completing new and remodel projects throughout Northern California. We count them as one of our most valued clients and continue to work with them today. In 1973 we designed our first Long’s Drug Store and remained their primary architectural firm for decades, completing projects for them in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. When the chain was finally acquired by CVS Caremark in 2008, PSM continued as one of CVS’s special projects architects working on stores in California, Nevada and Hawaii.

Our goal is to deliver successful well designed projects efficiently and promptly, while giving our clients peace of mind. We are committed to providing our clients with responsive communication from start to finish and providing efficient project coordination with clear and concise construction documentation. Employing the best in new technologies PSM is fully BIM capable in Autodesk Revit as are our network of integrated engineering consultants.