Sonia Villalta

Sonia Villalta

San Francisco, CA, US



My Philosophy

My goals are to produce the most creative and functional architectural interiors that promote a sense of harmony.  With execution of aesthetic design and sustainable solutions, I aim to create interiors that reflect the distinct nature and culture of our clients. I am eager to serve clients seeking a successful and interactive approach in sustainable interior design. 

A successful project is more than just amazing design -- it’s about the total satisfaction of my clients.   Clients can expect direct and active partner involvement with clear and regular communication through each development stage of the interior design of their home or office.  This gives me an explicit understanding of their vision and expectations, allowing me to deliver a finished product that they will be delighted to show off to family, friends and neighbors.



Hooks ASD, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Intern

Design Intern (Temporary job for Professional Development by San Francisco State University Interior Design Program):

Developed space planning, CAD drawings and details for tenant improvement project.
Responsible for maintaining the resource library and meeting with trade representatives.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Hornberger + Worstell, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer / CAD Drafter

Designer (Temporary assignment through CADD Resources, San Francisco):

Developed construction drawings for winery's lodging and spa in Napa, CA.
Work included all space planning, interior elevations, restroom details on AutoCAD and selected F&E.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Heller Manus Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer & Project Assistant

Designer & Project Assistant to Clark Manus, Elected AIA President:

Responsible for writing all fee proposals and AIA contracts to new clients.
Attended weekly project meetings; produced and distributed meeting minute notes.
Coordinated project files including drawings, RFI’s, submittals, and punch-lists.
Developed AutoCAD drawings, details and picked-up redlines for tenant improvement projects.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2007


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Designing interiors for specific clients.
Apply methods and techniques for interpreting design solutions to clients and others.
Techniques of costing design solutions.
Develop an increased ability to see, describe, analyze, and apply design solutions to interior space.
Explore the dynamics of interior space planning and its greater significance.
Holistically examine interior design as a process, and its effect on lives, families, and communities.
Understand the application of evidence based design and approach.

Aug 2010 - May 2012


The Design Trade Resource Association 2011 Award, Scholarship

Outstanding Achievement and Professional Promise 2011 Award by The Design Trade Resources Association, $1,000 Scholarship.


Areas of Specialization 


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