Alice’s paternal grandfather John Carl Warnecke had the largest architectural firm in the U.S. in the 1970s with notable buildings in San Francisco. His father Carl I. Warnecke was a well-established East Bay architect with a presence in Guerneville. Alice’s maternal great grandfather Oliver Rousseau developed housing in the Sunset neighborhood. Alice’s paternal great-great-grandfather Sidney B. Cushing built the crookedest railroad up Mt. Tamalpais. Alice’s father Fred Warnecke has had a successful career as a landscape architect with the prominent project of the Lone Sailor Navy Memorial and ongoing Poets Plaza in North Beach, not to mention collaborating with his father on the masterplan of Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard.

Eliot Sutro's firm Sutro Architects is employed all over the Bay Area for high-end residential work. Eliot's great-great grandfather Alfred Sutro was Senior Partner in the  Pillsbury Madison Sutro law firm, and was first cousin to Adolph Sutro, mining engineer, mayor and major city developer in late 19th century San Francisco.