Senior Architect – Janet MacKinnon, RA

Senior Architect – Janet MacKinnon, RA

Janet MacKinnon, RA is Senior Architect at Sorensen Partners, with 38 years of experience in the design and construction administration of complex Public, Educational, Multifamily Housing, Library, Civic and Commercial new construction and renovation projects. Janet excels at design, detailing, ADA plan review and compliance, green roof and sustainable design, and construction administration. She is highly experienced in construction contract administration, focusing on design-build problem-solving to keep schedules on track and limit change orders.

Janet started her career as an interior designer in the office of Canadian architect Arthur Erickson and learned architecture on the job over the course of her 12-year interior design career and 38-year architecture career. Janet has designed multiple new single-family homes, including Hedgegate, in Sea Ranch, CA, which showcases her design ability in sustainable and vegetated roof design.

Janet is an experienced technical Architect and is competent in BIM, CAD, and 3D modeling technology. Her expertise includes specification writing, construction administration, accessibility, and public bidding. Janet manages all aspects of client projects, from project management and engineering coordination to programming, interior and exterior design, estimate coordination, and construction administration.

/ Professional Licenses & Accreditations

/ Registered Architect, CA – License #C20229

/ Green Point Rated (GPR) Rater – New and Existing Residential – Build it Green – ID 2009-037

/ Green Roof Professional (GRP) – Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

/ HERS Rater I & II (Whole House Rater) – CalCERTS

/ LEED Accredited Professional

/ Professional Experience

2023 – Present                   Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc. – Westborough, MA

2009 – Present                   AE Design – Joshua Tree, CA

2015 – 2023                         DML/HED Architects – San Francisco

2012 – 2015                      Plum Architects – San Francisco

2004 – 2009                      Gelfand Partners Architects – San Francisco

2005 – 2006                      BFGC Architects & Planners – San Francisco

1997 – 2013                      Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning – San Francisco

1985 – 1989                      Drumney Rosane Anderson Inc. – Boston, MA

1973 – 1985                      Arthur Erickson Architects – Canada (Interior Designer)

/ Education

Arizona State University – Master of Architecture (MArch) – expected 2024

University of Manitoba, Canada – Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) – 1973

/ Project Experience

/ Hedgegate, Sea Ranch, CA – self-sufficient net-zero residence with solar panels, heat pump DHW and space heating, rainwater collection, greywater system, fully vegetated green roof, w/ AE Design

/ PAUSD Palo Alto High School Library Renovation, Palo Alto, CA – w/ DML/HED

/ MVWDS Crittendon Middle School Library New Building combined with new Auditorium Building, Mountain View, CA – w/ DML/HED

/ 701 Golden Gate Senior Housing Project, San Francisco, CA – w/ Mayor’s Office of Housing

/ Seneca Apartment Community, Seattle, WA

/ San Francisco City College New Mission Campus, San Francisco, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi

/ Parkview Terraces Senior Housing, San Francisco, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi

/ Village Crossing Senior Housing, San Bruno, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi

/ SFUSD Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, San Francisco, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi

/ SRCSD San Pedro Elementary School, San Rafael, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi

/ SFUSD Denman Middle Scohol, San Francisco, CA – w/ GPA

/ San Francisco Public Library Improvement Project, San Francisco, CA

/ Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA – w/ Kwan Henmi