Peter Birkholz

Architecture, planning and preservation firm Page & Turnbull, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, has announced a new president, Peter Birkholz AIA, LEED AP, and the opening of a new San Jose office.

Strengthening Page & Turnbull’s status as a diverse, multidisciplinary firm that is majority women-owned, the firm has expanded beyond its beginnings as a pioneering Bay Area force in preservation — the first in the city — to become a more frequent choice as prime architect for a range of major projects.

Leading the charge will be Birkholz, a 40-year veteran of the architecture and preservation professions known widely for his expertise in prime and preservation architecture on a variety of building types, as well as in materials conservation, planning, and cultural resource assessments.

“Peter’s success in resiliency and coastal projects as well as in climate change adaptation through design and preservation put him in the ideal position to carry Page & Turnbull forward,” said Ruth Todd, FAIA, who served as the firm’s president since 2020. “His work has demonstrated the value of architecture in addressing the biggest challenges society faces.”