Jonathan Pearlman - Design Principal


Jonathan Pearlman is the design principal of Elevation Architects (EA). In the 1990’s, he worked with numerous non-profit agencies in San Francisco in the capacity as consultant, executive director, and board member. He founded his practice in 1995 as Architecture Design Studio which has evolved into EA. In addition to the residential and commercial projects that EA specializes in, Jonathan continues to work with non-profit agencies on their building projects. Jonathan consults on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) historical building evaluations and has served on the San Francisco's Landmarks Preservation Board. He holds a BA degree in Architectural History from Tufts University and has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught Design Studios.

Alan Aurich - Managing Principal 


Alan Aurich is the managing principal of Elevation Architects (EA) and contributes to client projects on interiors, managing the selection and coordination of materials – appliances, fixtures and finish applications. He graduated with a BA degree in Interior Design from San Francisco State University. During college and upon graduation, Alan worked with Werner Design Associates, a firm specializing in interiors, lighting and landscaping. He left Werner to open his own firm, a private consulting practice, specializing in the spatial and operational organization of residential and office environments. Alan joined EA in 2004, winding down his practice in 2007.