Pete Retondo- Architecture

Pete Retondo has spent the last 35 years working on buildings. His work has ranged from pounding nails as an apprentice carpenter on the rehab of low-income housing, through a career as a craftsman and contractor, as a licensed project architect in several notable Bay Area firms, and in pursuit of a PhD* in Architecture Design Theory and Methods studying mechatronic systems for the design and fabrication of complex buildings and building elements. Pete's affiliation with Sim Van der Ryn, his design professor and mentor, has stretched over 20 years and many layers of depth! Now the principal of his own architecture practice, Pete has had primary responsibility for the design of over $35 million in completed residential construction.