Saikley Architects is a full-service firm with a team experienced in new buildings, alterations to existing structures, privately and publicly funded projects, and historic preservation. We are committed to green design and employ sustainable practices in all phases of our work.

Alexandra Sheets Saikley

Principal

Alexandra enjoys practicing architecture for the opportunity to explore detailed design, solve complex problems, and develop a personal connection with clients. She has well-developed skills in consensus-building with user groups and neighborhood groups, which especially benefits the firm’s larger work. Alexandra also has an in-depth knowledge of historic preservation, and expertise in adapting historic structures to current use while maintaining their integrity.

Prior to founding Saikley Architects, Alexandra gained experience in a broad range and scale of project types including single-family homes, live-work spaces, multi-unit housing, mixed-use developments, childcare centers, schools, social service centers, churches, civic buildings, commercial spaces, restaurants, and hospitals. Design for children—architecture, interiors, and custom children’s furniture—has been a particular area of focus.

Her hands-on understanding of building comes from working on the renovation of two of her own Craftsman homes. Alexandra also teaches Qigong and Breema, practices which bring a balance to her life and, in turn, support her architectural practice. She lives in Alameda with her husband and two sons.

Masters in Architecture, UC Berkeley

BA in Architecture, M.I.T. / Wellesley College

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Photography: ©Alexandra Sheets Saikley