Calvin Smith

Project Manager: Architecture

Having grown up in San Diego, Calvin Smith’s love for architecture stemmed from family road trips east with pit stops at many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural works. He was fascinated with how Wright’s buildings interacted with and celebrated the land. His architectural journey continued at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture and had the opportunity to spend his fourth year abroad in Florence, Italy, studying legendary arts and architecture that imprinted the importance of thoughtful, inspiring, sustainable, and authentic design.

Upon graduation, Calvin headed north, spending a few years in Monterey working in commercial architecture before relocating to the Bay Area to pursue his dream of residential design. An S-Squared team member since 2022, Calvin believes successful architecture is a direct result of construction and design solutions that respond to the clients’ specific needs, celebrate materials and craftsmanship through careful attention to detail, and blend the indoors and outdoors to foster connections between people and the places they love.

Outside of the office, Calvin has developed a passion for furniture design and art, which he uses to fuel his creative process and hone in on design and construction detail. You may find Calvin hiking, running, or weightlifting to indulge his love of the outdoors, and also to tire out his dog and best friend Mickey.