Hisashi (Bill) Sugaya

Hisashi (Bill) Sugaya, AICP Principal Preservation Planner

Hisashi (Bill) Sugaya, AICP
Senior Preservation Planner

Bill Sugaya is a certified planner with an extensive background in historic preservation. He brings over 40 years of experience in California and Asia, with the last 35 years having been dedicated to the preservation of the built environment. Projects have included cultural resource assessments for EIRs, downtown specific plans, Section 106 documentation, design review, historic resource surveys, HABS/HAER documentation, historic structures reports, and the planning for continued use of historic resources as part of community development, conversation and tourism.

Having been actively involved in a variety of local organizations during his career, Bill currently serves on the City of San Francisco’s Planning Commission and is a past-president of the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board. In 2004, he was honored as a Fellow of the United State National Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites. Bill received both a Master of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Oregon.

"Early in my career, I found that through committed preservation planning, we can create amaranthine environments."