vRA Architects

vRA-architects provides architecture, planning and consulting services to individual, corporate and development clients. We approach each project with an inquiring rigor that focuses equally on aesthetics, functionality and constructability. Our work is not characterized by a particular style but rather a context based aesthetic that is both intuitive and complex. Projects include residential, winery, artisan-food, commercial and mixed-use and infill projects.

In addition to traditional architectural services, we offer; land-use entitlements, project-management, Eno-tecture™, and winery development services.

Stephen vonRaesfeld

As the third generation of his family to be associated with building construction in Sonoma County, Steve developed an early interest in architecture and its impact on people’s lives. He received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and spent his early career working concurrently as an architect and contractor, while pursuing his professional registration as an architect.

In subsequent years, Steve worked as the in-house Architect for a large real estate development company, and then as the Director of Facility Development for a large international wine company. In this capacity Steve has been involved in the design and construction of wineries throughout the California’s major wine regions as well as Argentina, Chile, France and Italy. His career has given him the opportunity to work with architects and winemakers throughout the world, providing a unique perspective on the transformative potential of architecture.

Paralleling his professional career, Steve served on the City Planning Commission and Design Review Board of the City of Petaluma, eventually chairing both committees. Steve’s diverse experience in; architecture, construction, development and regulatory-planning provide a unique perspective into the entire building process. In his 30 years of practice Steve continues to test the boundaries of his discipline; his rigorous approach to design results in buildings of innovative aesthetic that are equally intuitive and intellectual.

Allison Vincenti

Allison Vincenti has a passion for buildings. She is a Sonoma County native and earned her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. During the course of her studies, Allison traveled to India and Asia to experience how different cultures and environs impact architecture and building form. Allison’s career in the field of architecture started at a small firm in New York City working on high-end residences and interiors. Seeking to return to California, Allison took a position with vonRaesfeld & Associates, Architects.

Allison is an essential member of the vRa architectural team. Her primary responsibilities include; project management, design, consultant coordination and CAD technical production. Allison has been with the firm for 8 years and adds valuable perspective to each project. In 2014 Allison successfully completed the Architect Registration Examination and is now proud to be a licensed architect in the state of California. She is also NCARB certified and working toward LEED certification.

Natalie Loftus

Natalie Loftus graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, SLO in June 2015. She joined vRa Architects team in July and brings a fresh perspective to our established team. Natalie has a passion for sustainable design and art + architecture theory. She is working with the vRa Team to become a registered architect .

Natalie brings her knowledge of 3-D Modeling, and experience in photography to our team. She also participated in the L'Ecole National Superior d' Architecture exchange program in Paris Val-de-Seine and is fluent in French.