Firm Profile: PSM Architects


PSM Architects, located in Emeryville, was established in 1961 as Perata & Sylvester, a specialist in retail & commercial architecture. The award winning firm evolved into PSM Architects, Inc. in 1987 and is now headed by Laile Giansetto, AIA, who is committed to preserving the vision of the original founders: to provide a comprehensive, innovate solutions that are both aesthetically and economically sensitive. PSM became a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in 2013 and is licensed to practice in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Our reputation is built on excellence in technical design and project delivery services.


PSM Architects offers a wide range of architectural services that are  comprehensive, but thoughtfully tailored to each client’s needs. Project types range from new retail shopping centers to restaurants, office buildings and small tenant improvements. We are proud of our long standing relationship with Safeway, which started in the early 1960’s with the Moraga store until current day with the delivery of the new Burlingame store and shopping center. Other valued clients include CVS Caremark/Longs Drugs Stores, Cost Plus World Market, CBRE, Property Development Centers & Colliers International.

PSM3PSM Architects is committed to learning and growing through collaboration with our clients, our engineers and other experts in our field. We are also strong believers of giving back to the profession by providing a training ground for young interns. We encourage and support junior staff ’s efforts to complete the IDP process. By nurturing our interns’ talents in a professional setting, we are not only investing in the future of our profession, but we also continue to learn and evolve into better architects.

Visit the website of PSM Architects to learn more.

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