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PAULETT TAGGART FAIA, LEED AP, Principal & Founder

Paulett founded the firm in 1986 with the premise that excellence in design not only enriches the lives of the people who live in, work in, and use our buildings, but also enhances the public realm and surrounding community. Whether housing, a community facility or a private commission, Paulett brings to each project sensitivity and commitment to our client’s needs and a focus on making elegant buildings that endure. The quality of the firm’s work has been recognized by dozens of awards, and by Paulett’s elevation to AIA Fellow in 2007.

Paulett received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard University and her Bachelors from the University of Oregon where she was first exposed to energy efficiency and sustainability issues. She has taught at UC Berkeley and the California College of the Arts, and has been a member of a number of local organization including LINE (the journal of the American institute of Architects San Francisco), the AIASF/SFMOMA Lecture Committee, the San Francisco School District’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Universalist Church of San Francisco.

ERIC ROBINSON AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Though he has practiced in locales as distinct as the Arizona desert and New York City, Eric’s work is unified by a passion for creating architecture that resonates with place and purpose. His interest in technical systems and considered approach to materials is revealed throughout a portfolio that includes custom residences, corporate interiors, cultural institutions, and multi-family housing. Whether using simple materials to poetically respond to an intense climate or integrating technical infrastructure into a refined space, Eric strives to find a beauty that emerges from honest, simple solutions. Within our practice, Eric is responsible for overall quality control and brings to each project a commitment to both design excellence and project delivery.
Eric graduated Cum Laude with an AB in Architecture from Columbia University, where he also earned his Master of Architecture degree. Additionally, he completed studies at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Switzerland and is a registered architect in California.

ROSELIE ENRIQUEZ LEDDA LEED AP, Associate Principal

Roselie has practiced architecture for more than 16 years, 12 of those with Paulett Taggart Architects. Inspired by how architecture can have a powerful impact on an individual and society, Roselie is proud of her extensive experience on community-serving projects. These include 232 units of affordable family housing over multiple phases at Hunters View. The first of the Hunters View projects, Blocks 5&6, marked the beginning of the new neighborhood, when residents were yet apprehensive about the outcome. The incredibly optimistic and uplifting post-occupancy feedback received from residents is the type of response that drives her to continue working on these important projects. Lending her expertise as a project manager with a team-oriented approach, Roselie is working with staff to establish and integrate firm-wide standards that will result in more efficient, consistent, and high-quality service, as well as leading the firm's commitment to dedicate 1% of each staff person's time to volunteer service.

DAVID FRIEDLAENDER AIA, Associate

David, a Bay Area native, has worked extensively in both California and New Mexico. His knowledge and sensitivity to qualities unique to San Francisco and the Bay Area align with the value PTA places on producing contextually relevant architecture. After receiving a degree in Fine Art at UC Berkeley, he worked in residential and light commercial construction before returning to school for his masters in architecture and licensure. His portfolio includes lower and higher education, lab and medical facilities, adaptive re-use, as well as commercial and residential work. This experience with a broad spectrum of building and construction types has enriched his contributions to the firm. For David, the opportunity to mentor young architects at PTA is a mutually rewarding experience, benefiting both from their vitality and explorations in architectural thinking. David believes that the best projects can resonate within individual and collective memories, helping to frame a sense of place and well-being. As architects he believes we must strive for our work to be sustainable and enduring in these contexts.

KELLI LEDEEN AIA LEED BD+C

Kelli came to PTA to work on socially impactful architecture. She began her career working at Michael Graves and Associates, where she was inspired by the belief that good design should be accessible to all people. A San Francisco resident, Kelli is invested in projects that shape our city. Deeply committed to socially conscious and community serving projects, Kelli works with non-profit organizations to build affordable housing projects. She is particularly inspired by her work in housing as both a designer and community advocate. While addressing the human scale by creating homes, her projects also speak to the urban scale by responding to and reflecting a particular neighborhood. Through her involvement as an active member of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) and San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), Kelli is engaged in policy issues and advocacy surrounding the need to bring more housing to San Francisco.

KIMBERLY DRAPER Assoc. IIDA, Associate

Kimberly has over 15 years of experience at Paulett Taggart Architects. In that time, she has managed or collaborated on projects that have included multi-family housing, commercial offices, child care centers, and community facilities. Significant projects include Sava Pool, a new pool and community center, Tenderloin Family Housing, and the restoration and conversion of historic 1500 Page Street into housing for developmentally disabled persons.

In addition to her design expertise, Kimberly is an effective project manager, ensuring that client goals are met and projects are delivered on time and within budget. Kimberly also leads the interior design team at the firm and brings expertise in programming, space planning and furniture selection. She works within client design standards to provide attractive, cost-effective design solutions that meet sustainability requirements and are durable and easy to maintain.
Kimberly received a Bachelor of Architecture (with Distinction) from California College of the Arts and has an Associate certification from the International Interior Design Association.

JOSEPH HOLSEN Associate

Joe has 30 years of experience as an architect with a varied portfolio that includes commercial, educational, and residential projects. He has worked on complex, multi-use facilities for institutional clients, including most recently the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Joe's becoming an architect was a natural fit to fuel an ambition to make beautiful things. His gift for drawing allows him to bring to life complex design ideas, and his technical proficiency and background as a design-builder give him the skills to develop those ideas into built work. For nearly a decade, Joe was responsible for the design and delivery of Apple retail stores worldwide for a client known for their strict adherence to quality and meticulous detail. Joe brings to PTA leadership in detail, construction, and project management where he will mentor teams to ensure the implementation of design ideas into lasting buildings.