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Alisa Nadolishny


Hails From? Born in Moscow, raised in New York
Superpower: Almost-perfect sense of timing
Best concert: The Pixies
Favorite city: Amsterdam
Favorite Architect: Alvar Aalto and Alvaro Siza

Amie Zemlicka

Team Lead, Project Manager

Hidden Talent? Minimalism – I am a clutter buster
Superpower? Ability to stay calm during a crisis
Best Concert? Radiohead at Alpine Valley
Biggest Accomplishment? Raising my son
Doppelganger? I used to get Uma Thurman a lot

Andy Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

Hobby? Coaching basketball and football
Hails From? Auburn, California
Superpower?  Bionics – I have pins and screws everywhere
Favorite Architect? The one George Constanza pretends to be
Doppelganger? I’ve been told Mark Ruffalo

Ann Kawata

Job Captain

Hails From? Tianjin, mainland China
Favorite Architect? Antoni Gaudi
Rather Be Doing? Volunteer at animal shelter
Dream Vacation? Tahiti and Maldives
Doppelganger? Still searching…

Anthia Wong

Team Lead, Project Manager

Superpower? Ability to find calm in this crazy thing we called life
First Car? 1984 318i BMW
Dog or Cat? None, my kids are my pets
Nickname? Siuwa (my Chinese name)
Rather Be Doing? A bacon steward and connoisseur

Arjun Hunt


Hidden Talent? Amateur crepe chef
Hobby? Jamming on the drums
Hails From? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Favorite Architects? Steven Holl, Renzo Piano
Rather Be Doing? Building drums while beer tasting. What could go wrong?


Caroline Remignon


Hails From? Salon de Provence, France
First Car? TBD
Favorite Architect? Le Corbusier
Biggest Accomplishment? Following my dreams
Doppelganger? Grace Kelly


Christopher Blackadder

Managing Director

Hails From? Sydney, Australia

Favorite Architects? Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alvaro Siza, Frank Lloyd Wright

Rather Be Doing? In the ocean, out past waves

Biggest Accomplishment?  Two beautiful boys

Chris Ward

Senior Project Architect

Area of Focus? Special Projects and Education
Hidden Talent? Chef
Best Concert? Bob Marley and The Wailers
Favorite City? Venice
Favorite Architect? Frank Gehry


Connie Park

Job Captain

Hidden Talent: Arm wrestling
Superpower: eating a lot
Nickname: Clutch
Biggest accomplishment: buying a house
Hobby: hiking, cleaning, working out, eating

Derek Cunha

Project Lead

Hobby: Mountain biking and target shooting
Superpower: Teleportation
First Car: 2001 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Rather Be Doing: Exploring wilderness
Biggest Accomplishment: Being a husband and father

Eric Ibsen

Chief Design Officer

Superpower? Navigation
Best Concert? Living Color – Newport Music Hall, 1990
Dog or Cat? Dogs Max and Jake
Favorite Architect? Tom Kundig
Biggest Accomplishment? Changing careers from advertising to architecture

Erin Cash


Hails From? Knoxville, TN
Dog or Cat? Dog!!
Nickname? Airbob
Rather Be Doing? Baking a cheesecake or traveling
Dream Vacation? Europe, New Zealand – so many places still on my list

Greg Sheppard

Team Lead, Senior Project Architect

Hidden Talent? Welding
Superpower? All nighters
Favorite Architect? Besides me?
Rather Be Doing? Making something, working with my hands
Dream Vacation? Knees in the breeze on two wheels

Harland Patajo

Senior Designer

Years in the Business? 15 years
First Car? Brown 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon
Best Concert? The Beach Boys in 1989
Favorite Architect? Tadao Ando
Rather Be Doing? Rock climbing, jiujitsu, or watching my beloved Warriors

Iku Joki

Project Lead, Architect

Hails From? New York & Kansai Region of Japan
Years in the Business? 14 years
Superpower? Staying calm in front of clients and consultants
Nickname? Igloo
Biggest Accomplishment? Skydiving

Jessica Butler

Team Lead, Designer

Hidden Talent? Rummikub master
Hails From? Dublin, Ireland and Santa Cruz, CA
First Car? Dodge Minivan
Biggest Accomplishment? Surviving design school
Doppelganger? Neve Campbell

Kayla Smith


Hidden Talent? I can get anyone to dance
Hails From? Austin, TX
First Car? Mazda Miata – try packing up a studio in that!
Rather Be Doing? Drawing in the woods
Doppelgänger(s)? The Olsen twins

Lada Shchekleina


Hidden Talent? Ballet stretching
Hails From? Moscow, Russia
Favorite Architect? Enric Miralles
Rather Be Doing? Molecular Biology
Biggest Accomplishment? My daughter

Leah Zeller


Area of Focus? Hospitality in interiors
Hobby? Boxing
Best Concert? ODESZA
Favorite City? Anything on a Greek island
Favorite Designer? Kelly Wearstler


Marieca Tye

Job Captain

Favorite Architect? Zumthor
Superpower? Rubber stretch arms
First Car? AMC Green Hornet
Favorite City? San Francisco (really)
Biggest Accomplishment? Still standing

Melissa Spring

Job Captain

Hidden Talent? Lyra/aerial fitness
Hobby? Fashion illustration
Hails From? San Francisco
Years in the Business? 4.5
Superpower?  Finding deals in the sale rack
First Car? Toyota Matrix

Meredith English

Job Captain

Hobby? Sketching and making cards
Hails From? Toronto, Canada
First Car? A bike
Best Concert? Spice Girls 1998
Biggest Accomplishment? Moving to SF!

Michelle Cruz


Hidden Talent? Seeing the good in everything
Superpower? Teleportation
Best Concert? Vance Joy Lollapalooza 2017
Biggest Accomplishment? Moving to California, when I had never been and knew no one
Doppelganger? Mila Kunis

Minju Kim


Area of Focus? Interior Design
Favorite City? Chicago
Favorite Architect? Hopefully myself one day.
Dream Vacation? Peru in a field full of alpacas.
Biggest Accomplishment? Making a living for myself in SF.

Nat Merriss

Senior Job Captain

Hobby? Snowboarding, cooking and camping
Hails From? Sonoma County, CA
Favorite Architect? Carlo Scarpa
Rather Be Doing? See hobbies
Doppelgänger? Philip Seymour Hoffman portraying Uncle Fester with a goatee

Nicole Roman

Staff Designer

Hidden Talent? Playing the ukulele
First Car? 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Dog or Cat? Dog
Favorite Architects? Aires Mateus and Frida Escobedo
Dream Vacation? Anywhere I can see the Northern Lights


Patrick Sanchez

Project Designer

Superpower? Remembering useless information
First Car? 88 Isuzu Trooper
Rather Be Doing? Playing  hoops
Dream Vacation? Australia
Biggest Accomplishment? Finishing school


Raine Paulson Arcieri


Hobby? Coaching swimming
Superpower? I’m a Shapeshifter
Best Concert? Reggae SunFeast in my hometown of Montego Bay
Rather Be Doing? I am doing what I love
Doppelganger? Kate Middleton

Sierra Caragan

Graphic Designer

Area of Focus? Graphic Design, Branding, and Marketing
Hobby? Playing piano
Best Concert? *NSYNC—PopOdyssey, 2001
Dog or Cat? Dogs! Specifically Chopper, Charlie, Mira, & Henri
Rather Be Doing? Eating churros and riding Space Mountain in Disneyland


Terri Emery

Team Lead, Senior Project Architect

Hobby? DIY gardening and woodworking
Hails From? 20 mi. from the geographical center of continental US – Kansas
Best Concert? My daughter’s Master recital
Nickname? Turbo
Favorite Architect? Greg Sheppard, when he’s not grumpy

Wendy Diaz

Project Lead

Hobby? My latest is woodworking
First Car? GMC Sonoma pickup
Best Concert? Ben Harper
Rather Be Doing? Going on an adventure with my family or making something
Dream Vacation? New Zealand