Reinker Retires After 40 Years with SGPA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA After 40 years with SGPA Architecture and Planning, President Dave Reinker is retiring. Throughout the years, Reinker has been a tremendous asset to SGPA and its clients, leading by example with integrity, passion and foresight. SGPA's profound growth can be attributed to his skill set, knowledge of the industry, professionalism, and experience, all of which paved the way for the firm's success. Reinker served SGPA as Director of the San Francisco, California, office, Project Principal, and, most recently, as President for the past 18 years.
During Reinker's tenure he has managed complex architectural projects across the firm's portfolio, including education, senior living, retail, mixed-use, office, and civic clients. A Registered Architect in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, he has been a speaker and panel member on retail and mixed-use projects for the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a past member of its program committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is known for his expertise in the realm of entitlements and governmental processing procedures.
Prompted by an early interest in sketching, building, and the mechanical aspects of design, he pursued and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Shortly after graduation, he and his wife, Karen, moved to California. In 1975, he joined SGPA Architecture and Planning's San Diego office, the only office at the time. Under Reinker's leadership, the San Francisco office opened in the 1980s. He returned to Southern California as a Project Principal in 1988, and from 1997 to 2015, Reinker served as SGPA's President.
Some of his projects throughout the last 40 years include San Diego International Airport appointed SGPA to lead the design team for new construction of Terminal 2 as part of its 1998 Airport Upgrade Project. Incorporating highly technical design elements in a creative design, Reinker acted as Principal In Charge on Terminal 2, the largest single component of this mega-project. The 320,000-square-foot expansion included eight new gates, a new ticketing concourse, revised baggage system, retail concessions and an award-winning energy management system. Reinker and his team were an integral part of this large, successful and challenging project.
He led the renovation of the Flower Hill Promenade, located near California's famous Del Mar racetrack. This mixed-use project entailed a full renovation of common spaces, new construction, and landscaping. Flower Hill is a leading example of a successful "retail destination" - under his influence, SGPA integrated hospitality elements in common areas and blended retail with active uses.
The Bay Area's Alameda Marina Village is a project Reinker recalls fondly as one of the first challenging and motivating projects early in his career. It left a large impression on him and helped to guide work for the firm on future projects.
"For decades, Dave has been a steadfast leader for the firm and his presence will be sorely missed," said Keith Pittsford, Vice President of SGPA. "He bestowed his vision, lessons, and legacy to our staff of 40 dedicated professionals inspired to carry on his standards of excellence."