Judy van Soldt -  Architect

Judy van Soldt
(photo: Gary Wagner Photography)

Judy van Soldt is a project director, sustainability consultant, and architect based in San Francisco. Striving to balance the What (goals) with the How (relationships), she concentrates on creating and nurturing collaborative cultures, cultivating the synergy of high-performing teams. Judy has led diverse teams in software design, community sustainability, strategic planning and marketing, and large-scale architecture projects.

As an architect, Judy played significant leadership roles in the design and development of the Transbay Terminal, the Central Subway, the University of San Francisco’s School of Business and Management, as well as science and technology facilities, wellness centers, and student support services buildings on various California community college campuses. Long active in the green building and sustainability community, she is intrigued by conversations and ideas that go “beyond LEED”.

Studies in sustainability led to research into collaborative consumption, with its concepts of access-vs-ownership and the use of technology and social media to build community. Currently, Judy is leading a software development team, winners of a recent hackathon. Looping back to her public transportation system design background, the winning application connects SFMTA staff with real time data to more effectively manage San Francisco’s MUNI system.

Specialties: project management, managing distributed teams, transit infrastructure, high speed rail, light rail / metro, bus stations, intermodal facilities, higher education facilities, wellness centers, science & technology facilities, architecture, urban planning, sustainable design, adaptive reuse, community-based design, stakeholder engagement, collaborative consumption, online communities, Agile, third sector, data-driven design.


  • California License C22858
  • LEED accredited professional, BD+C
  • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
  • Member, San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR)
  • AutoCAD, Revit theory, Primavera’s SureTrak, MS Project, MS Office, Keynote, Quark, PageMaker, PhotoShop, Illustrator, SketchUp, WordPress