In 1945, Stanford University established the Office of Campus Planning to ensure that its rich endowment of land was developed to its fullest value. The firm of Spencer and Ambrose was selected to guide the university’s development, and Ted Spencer was appointed as its first campus architect and director of planning. This rewarding relationship continued for many years during which Ted was instrumental in establishing the architectural future of the campus. Our firm continues this work today for universities and secondary schools in the Bay Area.
Representative projects have included the design of campus utilities, roads, maintenance facilities, academic and administrative buildings, student unions, bookstores, theatres, and athletic facilities.
In addition to Stanford University, other university clients have included the University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Northridge State University, and Mills College. Secondary school clients have included the Sequoia Union High School District, Palo Alto Unified School District, Fremont Union High School District, Los Gatos—Saratoga Union High School District, and East Side Union High School District.