In 2001, the husband and wife team of Paul Almond and Pam Whitehead founded Sage Architecture, Inc. in Sacramento, California. Both architects have over 20 years of experience, and a true passion for architecture and the creative design process. A key element of the firm’s philosophy has been to bring their creative energy to the table in working with clients, and to make the process fun.
Pam and Paul have found that being married and working together has been advantageous as residential architects. Because they collaborate continuously on all projects, clients have noted that it feels like a “two-for-one” deal. Two sets of ears are better for listening, and when working with couples, understanding both partners and achieving all of their goals becomes easier. This same collaborative approach holds true when working on “team” projects such as wineries and other special commercial projects.
Paul Almond was born in Sussex England, but spent his formative years in various states in the US as well as abroad in Hong Kong and England. His love of drawing and his exposure to different cultures and climates are evident in his design work. Paul received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. He had the unique opportunity to work for Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of the “Not So Big House” series while living in Minneapolis. Paul is a registered architect in California and Nevada, as well as being nationally certified.
Pam Whitehead was born in Massachusetts. Her fascination with buildings led her to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for her undergraduate studies. After a stint working in New York City in the retail industry to refine her business skills, she pursued her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota obtaining her Masters degree in Architecture. Pam is a registered architect in the states of California, Nevada, Washington and Massachusetts, and is nationally certified.
Paul and Pam love architecture and its discovery process. They feel it is an honor to be able to assist each of their clients in creating personal spaces to live and work. Their time away from the studio is devoted to their other passions – cycling, woodworking, art and volunteering on a variety of projects related to the cancer community, including their local nonprofit, the Triumph Cancer Foundation.