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Member News – March 2018

Liz O’Hara is retiring from Ratcliff.







Michelle Solimon, Assoc. AIA, has been promoted to Manager, Store Design at Ross Stores.






The office of California Governor Jerry Brown announced the reappointment of Erick Mikiten, AIA to another four years as a State Building Standards Commissioner. He has served since 2012.

Member News – February 2018

Member Promotions and Awards

Lowney Architecture is pleased to announce that Anthony Cataldo, AIA has joined them as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to working with Lowney, Anthony was Director of Commercial Architecture at Ware Malcomb.




Kathryn Wagner, AIA was named employee of the year by Dougherty Architects.






Allied Member Anniversary

Thorburn Associates is celebrating 25 years of design excellence.


Member Firm Featured

Arkin Tilt Architects was featured in East Bay Express for their work on Origin Brewer in Richmond.

“A few months before Armistice got going, Michelle Baker formally launched her commercial brewery, Origin Brewer. Origin is a tiny nano-brewery in Baker’s backyard — and an extremely sustainable one at that. Built from reclaimed and salvaged materials with help from Arkin Tilt Architects, an ecological design firm, it notably collects and reuses rainwater. Given its size, there’s no taproom.”
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Member News – January 2018

Claudia Falconer, AIA has returned to private practice and will be focusing on remodeling and additions. See her work at






Liesel Haldane, Assoc. AIA and Daniel Morales, Assoc. AIA passed their exams!

Liesel Haldane, Assoc. AIA

Daniel Morales, Assoc. AIA









Jesse Jobert, AIA has received his license in Colorado. Congrats Jesse!


ELS Names Three Design Directors and a Director of Interior Architecture

ELS has promoted Christopher Jung, Assoc. AIA, Anthony Grand, AIA, and Kenneth Loretto, AIA to Design Directors, and William Gordon, AIA to Director of Interior Architecture.

Anthony Grand, AIA

Kenneth Loretto, AIA

Christopher Jung, Assoc. AIA

William Gordon, AIA



Member News – December 2017

New Positions:

Charles Bucher, AIA has accepted a position with Knapp Architects in San Francisco.


Joseph Soares, Assoc. AIA has accepted a position with the Dahlin Group in Pleasanton.






Member News – November 2017

Members Featured

Alex Bergtraun, AIA of Studio Bergtraun Architects was featured in East Bay Times for his involvement as an Eagler Mentor in the design and building of a Solano Avenue Parklet.
Click here to read the article.




Chris Craiker, AIA spoke to the Napa Valley Register about the rise in popularity of secondary housing conversions in Napa. Click here to read the article.

Member News – October 2017


Dahlin Group’s Dust Bowl Brewery has been awarded a 2017 AIA Sierra Valley Honor Award for Design Excellence.

Promotions and Licensures

Patricia Stenger, AIA has accepted a new position with Barry & Wynn Architects.





Eoanna Harrison, Assoc. AIA has earned her California license and is now Eoanna Harrison, AIA!





Members Featured

Geno Yun, AIA, principal of ELS Architecture & Urban Design was recently featured in Contract magazine:

Jeff Evans, AIA and HKIT were featured in East Bay Times:

Member News – September 2017

A Recently Completed Project

Forward, designed by Alexander Jermyn Architecture is a new medical office providing an innovative form of preventative care, bringing together data-driven technology, A.I., wearable sensors, and 24/7 mobile access to redefine the healthcare paradigm. The design is a careful integration of spatial and virtual strategies to ensure a fluid experience for the member. Click here for images and details on the project.


Archispeak, a podcast by Neal Pann, AIA, has released it’s 123rd episode! From Neal, “Archispeak ep 123 asks the question, how long have you been working at your firm? Let us know and listen at:





New Positions

John Berggren, Assoc. AIA, has accepted a new position with Noll & Tam Architects, in which he’ll be a Project Manager, Sr. Designer, Sr. Construction Contract Administrator. John was previously with SmithGroupJJR.

Member News – August 2017

Exhibition: Reading Materials, Assemblages by Laura Hartman, AIA

Save the date!
Reception: September 9, 5-7pm
Exhibition Run: September 7 – November 4


Introducing Mervin & McNair Architects

As Patrick Mervin and Alissa McNair, AIA begin their 14th year working together, they are pleased to announce that Patrick Mervin + Associates has become Mervin & McNair Architects.

Their office will have a new name and a new look, but will continue to provide the same professional, high quality architectural services that our clients and consultants have come to expect.



Member News – July 2017

New Websites for Summer! 

Andrew Lee, AIA and Veronica Hinckley-Reck, AIA announce their firms’ new sites: Andrew Lee Architecture and Ignition Architecture.


Member Promotions

Kim Butt, AIA has accepted a position of Associate Principal with Carey & Co.







Gary Struthers, AIA is now a project architect at Pyatok Architecture & Urban Design.





Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA Featured

Jeremiah Tolber, AIA was featured in Beast Mode’s Father’s Day email with his two daughters.


Member News: June 2017

Member Promotions:

Jeremey Hoffman, Assoc. AIA has accepted a position of Job Captain with Taylor Design.

Dora Pollack, Assoc. AIA is now a Junior Designer with Noll & Tam.

Maureen Boyer, AIA, has joined ELS Architecture and Urban Design as Associate Principal and Director of Retail. Maureen has more than 30 years of professional experience and has worked internationally on a variety of commercial retail projects.




Corridor Planning Partnership Announced

Matt Taecker, AIA is pleased to announce the formation of Corridor Planning; a new consulting partnership joining Taecker Planning & Design and Dr. Christopher Ferrell, co-authors of the recently published report: “Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics and Strategies.” Our third partner, Dr. Shishir Mathur, professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University, adds urban finance and economics expertise.  The Corridor Planning partnership emphasizes research-informed cross-disciplinary planning at the corridor scale, which is uniquely suited to improve livability, community character, and sustainability. For more information, you are encouraged to visit our website at: