Julie Rinaldi

Principal, Senior Architect / San Francisco

Julie Rinaldi is a San Francisco-based architect with two decades of global design experience across collegiate facilities, convention centers, aviation, hospitality and entertainment venues. She is passionate about creating large-scale venues that thoughtfully respond to the varied challenges of stakeholder requirements, local interests and cultural context.

Julie’s experience ranges from project inception to contract administration, varying from complex client consultation and management to successful international competition entries, feasibility studies, brief writing and master planning. She has worked across Populous’ market types, contributing to the delivery of many high profile districts, including ocV!be, Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis precinct, ICC Sydney, Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing facility, Rugby World Cup, FIFA and Olympic games.

Sustainability and diversity are central to Julie’s design praxis and underscore her commitment to building teams around trust and communication that ultimately deliver high design quality. Encouraging unique perspectives and fostering a space where team members can innovate is deeply important to her. Julie’s remarkable portfolio exemplifies her dependability as a leader, colleague and collaborator, and her strong relationships in the AEC industry reflect her genuine interest in stakeholder needs.