• Architecture
• Planning
• Interior Design

Who we are

Polytech Associates Inc. is a woman-owned architecture, planning and interior design firm based in San Francisco. Our firm was established in 1986 and is based on a collaborative approach to develop strategic partnerships with our clients and achieve the visions and goals of their projects.

What we do

We provide comprehensive, sustainable and efficient design services for Healthcare, Government, Institutional, Commercial and Sports facilities. Our diverse experience provides us with a constantly growing knowledge base and best practices in the design process.

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Mehrnoush Arsanjani

Ms. Arsanjani earned a Master of Science in Architecture at the National University of Iran, then continued with studies in Planning, Architecture, and Interior Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mehrnoush then joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as a designer, where she spent ten years focused on learning best practices in project management and honing her design and technical skills. Working on projects such as Bank of America’s Technology Center in Concord, California and Southeast Financial Center in Miami, Florida, gave her experience managing large-scale, technically-complex projects requiring close client collaboration and coordination with multiple disciplines.

Mehrnoush co-founded Polytech Associates in 1986 with Carl Scholz and Kurt Scholz. She has helped to grow Polytech into a multidisciplinary firm practicing architecture, planning, and interior design. She has directed projects in the United States and overseas. As Managing Principal, Mehrnoush now leads our design and planning efforts and is responsible for nurturing our client relationships, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, and University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

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Don Williams

Don brings over 25 years of experience in construction documentation and contract administration for healthcare and university projects throughout the United States. His attention to detail and knowledge of regulatory codes are critical to the success of our review and approval process with government agencies, including OSHPD and DSA.

Don is leading the development of construction drawings for our ongoing work at California Pacific Medical Center and our clinical technology projects at 2425 Geary Boulevard.

Don spent over ten years at Anshen + Allen (Stantec), managing construction documentation for the renovation of the Veterinary Research Tower at Cornell University, and serving as Project Manager/Project Architect for Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara Replacement Hospital.