Founded in 1988 by Cheryl (Dennie) Smith, SCA is an award winning firm specializing in master planning, architectural design, and interior design. SCA is a woman-owned, small business enterprise. See our certifications below.

Our diverse portfolio includes office, healthcare, industrial, R&D, laboratory, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and LEED certified facilities for end-users, government clients, and real estate developers.

By emphasizing customer service, high quality design, and technical competence, SCA has attracted and retained many prestigious clients. The firm recruits only technically and experienced architects and interior designers, employing 23 professionals in its San Diego office. The staff includes 10 licensed architects and 12 LEED accredited professionals.

SCA has a talented versatile management team, a group whose eclectic blend of personalities and technical skills combine to create an innovative firm.

Dennie Smith

Dennie Smith - CEO

Milos Makaric - Director of Design

Arati Rangaswamy - Director of Operations

SCA Employees


California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) (50 KB)
Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)

California Small Business Administration (SBA) (315 KB)
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) (284 KB)
Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

System for Award Management (SAM) (50 KB)
Registered as a small and woman-owned business