About Tucker Sadler Architects

Tucker Sadler Architects has provided planning and architectural services for more than 50 years. Our firm has a highly diversified portfolio of major projects in San Diego and the surrounding region including the recent expansion to the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego New Main Library (a joint venture with Rob Quigley, F.A.I.A.), and other high-visibility projects. While we are best known for our large-scale work, a significant part of our practice includes a wide variety of public and private projects including schools, university facilities, hotels, animal care/research facilities, health care/research facilities, high-rise residential towers, mixed-use complexes and master plans.

1943

Tom Tucker is drafted into the Army and deployed to Europe where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge.  He is wounded and later awarded with the Purple Heart Medal

1952

Hal Sadler graduates from USC’s School of Architecture, gets married, and begins working in Los Angeles

1955

Tom Tucker becomes a licensed architect

1957

Hal Sadler moves to San Diego and collaborates with Tom Tucker and Ed Bennett to design their first building while moonlighting from beyond their daytime positions.

1958

Hal Sadler joins the San Diego AIA chapter

1962

Tucker Sadler & Bennett opens their first office

1966

First National Bank (Currently Union Bank) Building which stood as the tallest building in the San Diego skyline for 25 years is completed

1976

Gary Thu joins the Tucker Sadler team

1977

Arturo Castro joins the Tucker Sadler team

1982

Bank of America Financial Center is completed in San Diego

1985

Hal Sadler becomes Chairman of the Centre City Development Corporation

1986

Historic US Grant Interior Renovation is completed

1995

US Olympic Training Center is completed

 

2001

 San Diego Convention Center Expansion is completed

2003

Greg Mueller named Partner

2007

- Greg Mueller named CEO

- Art Castro is named partner and COO

- Hal Sadler is recognized by the Rotary Club of San Diego as Mr. San Diego

- Hal Sadler is recognized by the American Institute of Architects with the California Council of Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the architectural profession

- Mayor Jerry Sanders declares December 5th as Tucker Sadler Day

2009

Tom Tucker is awarded the French Legion of Honor Chevalier Medal for his contribution to Ally efforts during World War II 

Campus Pointe Technology Center is completed in October - the first building to achieve LEED Platinum status in San Diego

2013

- San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion is completed in August - the first airport to achieve LEED Platinum status in the world

- San Diego Central Library is completed in September

2015

Dan Martorana joins the Tucker Sadler team

2016

San Diego Car Rental Facility is completed