San Francisco, CA — Huntsman Architectural Group, a nationally recognized architectural and design firm, has named Sascha Wagner as president and CEO effective April 24, 2014. Wagner will be responsible for developing strategy, partnerships, and new business opportunities in the company’s San Francisco and New York offices. Since joining Huntsman in 2004, Wagner has spearheaded projects for many of the firm’s portfolio clients, including Pixar, Google, Dolby Laboratories, Moody’s Analytics, and Lucasfilm. Wagner has also recently been named to the firm’s board of directors.
The firm’s founder, Daniel Huntsman, will continue as chairman. “Sascha has been an invaluable member of our management team and has helped improve project and business practices, staff development, and visibility for the firm,” says Huntsman. “Sascha’s management skills, business acumen, and ability to bring people together are ideally suited to moving our vision forward and sustaining our current growth and expansion.”
Wagner brings 18 years of interior design and project management expertise to the role, along with a diverse portfolio of commercial, institutional, and academic clients. A leader in the interior design profession, he has recently served as IIDA Northern California president and is a member of USGBC and the Interior Design Coalition of California, where he has helped influence interior design legislation in the state. His projects have won national and regional design awards and have been showcased in leading publications along with his feature articles on design trends, professional practice, and industry insights. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto and a B.F.A. in Interior Design from Ringling College of Art and Design.
“Our team of talented designers, architects, and strategists is passionate about helping clients leverage the built environment as a strategic tool, not just an overhead expense,” says Wagner. “Huntsman’s approach emphasizes the potential of design to foster culture, community, and identity, which is what creates meaningful connections between people and spaces. This applies across our diverse portfolio of clients and industry sectors. I am excited about the opportunity to extend our successful relationships, grow our team, and broaden our firm’s reach and impact.”
About Huntsman Architectural Group
Founded in 1981, Huntsman Architectural Group is an 85-person award- winning architecture, interior design, and consulting firm with offices in San Francisco and New York focused on the transformative power of design to enhance human well-being and business performance. The firm’s current work includes projects for clients such as YouTube, AAA, Intuit, Fenwick & West LLP, Weebly, Lithium, Medium, Credit Karma, and Signature Bank. For more information, visit www.HuntsmanAG.com.