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.


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


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


Tom Tucker becomes a licensed architect


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. Tucker Sadler is born.


Hal Sadler joins the San Diego AIA chapter


Tucker Sadler & Bennett opens their first office


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


Gary Thu joins the Tucker Sadler team


Arturo Castro joins the Tucker Sadler team


Bank of America Financial Center is completed in San Diego


Hal Sadler becomes Chairman of the Centre City Development Corporation


Historic US Grant Interior Renovation is completed


US Olympic Training Center is completed



 San Diego Convention Center Expansion is completed


Greg Mueller named Partner


- 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


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


- 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


Dan Martorana joins the Tucker Sadler team


San Diego Car Rental Facility is completed