Goetz comes from a family of craftsmen. An inherent sense of detail and refinement carries through all of his work — from custom, fiber optic installations in public squares to high-profile, complex projects like SFJazz. The details matter, and the term ‘detail’ doesn’t mean ‘small.’ Every scale at which one can experience a building should reflect a deep design investigation. This layered understanding is the only way architects can craft a truly successful character of place. In his work, Goetz seeks to create buildings that exhibit design excellence from the urban scale down to the window framing.
He began his career in Germany with craft-focused, design-forward firms like Architeckturbuero Miroslav Volf and and Architekturbüro Huttner. While working on urban planning projects and design competitions for these firms, he completed the Haus Michaela on his own — a custom single-family residence for which he served as designer and project manager. This ability to oversee all aspects of design later manifested in is work as a Project Architect with Bay Area firms, CCS Architecture, Gensler, and Mark Cavagnero Associates. While with Mark Cavagnero, he served as Lead Project Architect for the SFJazz Center, the Trinity School Extension, the Whole Foods Chicago Flagship Store, and the Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club Renovation.
Goetz received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the HTW des Saarlandes in Saarbruecken, Germany. He has taught at the Academy of Art University, and serves on Juries at CCA and CalPoly . He’s an avid sailor, and has explored the world via its oceans, stopping to investigate urban landscapes along the way.