Firm Profile: MCA Architecture
Sephen R. Cuddy, AIA, LEED AP is a Napa Valley Architect who lives and works in Napa County. Mr. Cuddy’s roots run deep in the com- munity, participating in civic projects like the Downtown Reach for the Napa Flood Control Project to his role as a steering committee mem- ber for the Napa County General Plan Update to his professional advisory role on the local Green Building (aka High Performance Building) Task Force. Mr. Cuddy serves on the Board of Directors for Napa County Landmarks, Inc. and just recently served for 3+ years as the President of the Board and remains on it’s executive com- mittee as a past president. Mr. Cuddy also assist the Napa Valley Community Foundation and other local non-profit organizations. Mr. Cuddy participated and provided input for key planning objectives such as the City of Napa Residential Design Guidelines, the Downtown Specific Plan and the Gasser Master Plan. His firm originally opened in Sacramento in 1982 and located to Napa County in 1998; Mr. Cuddy has provided architectural services to his clients in Napa County since 1988.
After the recent Napa Earthquake in August, Mr. Cuddy volunteered his services for the week fol- lowing the event assessing and inspecting local historic properties that sustained damage. And provided follow up services to assist with documentation, encroachment permits for temporary shoring & bracing, coordination with local building officials and FEMA. In addition, Mr. Cuddy has assisted Napa County and City homeowners with assessments and guidance after the earth- quake. Through an RFQ process the City of Napa selected Mr. Cuddy to assist with earthquake related repairs for the historic Goodman Library, the Firefighters Museum, the Senior Center and the City’s Corporation Yard. And over the past two years has been assisting the Napa County Librarian with the renovation & fit up of the historic Calistoga Library.
In the Napa Valley, Mr. Cuddy’s project involvement has ranged from downtown commercial & multi- family housing to up valley wineries & historic preservation projects. Some recognizable projects in the Napa Valley include Historic Napa Mill, the Napa River Inn, Sweetie Pie’s Bakery, Silos Night Club, Napa General Store, Angele’s and Celadon Restaurants; Napa Square a three story over underground parking commercial mixed use development with restaurants – Oenotri & Norman Rose, wine sales & tasting – Pru Cru & Studio M, banks – USBank & Bay Commercial, financial services – Wells Fargo Investors & Charles Schwab and professional offices; Copia “the American Center for Wine Food and the Arts” – Project Management, facility fit up & Interior Improvements, outdoor kitchen & greenhouse; Rubicon Winery (Historic Inglenook Winery) for Francis Ford Coppola – production facility and barrel building; Palmaz Family Winery – cave facility that includes production, storage & tasting; LaFitte Cork & Capsule- cork production and distribution facility; Allegria Ristorante in the Historic First National Bank build- ing and more.