People

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Oonagh Ryan AIA, IIDA

Principal

Hometown
Waterford, Ireland

Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture, Technological University Dublin, Trinity College

California State License #C33156

Experience
Frederick Fisher & Partners
Koning Eizenberg

Fun
Pen & ink illustrations for the book Frederick Fisher, Architect (published 1995)

Favorites
Building – Barcelona Pavilion
Trip – Sailing in Croatia
Last read – In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
Music – Pixies, Paul Weller, David Byrne, Arctic Monkeys

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James Guillou

Associate, Senior Designer

Hometown
La Jolla, California

Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Experience
Warren Techentin Architecture
The Jerde Partnership

Fun
Backpacking
Camping

Favorites
Building – The Salk Institute, Universita Luiga Bocconi, Caixaforum
Trip – Peru, Bolivia
Last read – Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Music – Washed Out, Solange, LCD Soundsystem

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David Almada

Senior Project Manager/Designer

Hometown
Monterey Park, California

Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture – Cal Poly Pomona

Experience
Gensler
SAA Architects and Interior Designers
RAC AIA Architecture & Interior Design
HCA Partners

Fun
Musician
Concerts
Photography

Favorites
Building – Kaufmann Desert House, Clyffor Still Museum
Trip – Italy
Last read – Democracy for the Few
Music – Jimmi Hendrix, Radiohead, Deerhunter, Stevie Ray Vaughn

 
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Mark Freres

Designer

Hometown
San Antonio, TX

Qualifications
Master of Architecture – Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science, Architecture – Texas Tech University
Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication

Experience
Austin Design Collaborative
JOHO Architecture

Fun
Volunteer at A+D Museum
Participant in Seoul Biennale 2017

Favorites
Building – Church of Light, Pantheon
Trip – South Korea
Last read – R. Buckminster Fuller "World Man"
Music – Damien Rice, City and Colour, Chance The Rapper

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Aimee Bracken

Studio and Marketing Manager

Hometown
Baltimore, MD

Qualifications
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Kent State

Experience
Smithouse
Kirk Designs

Fun
Creative writing
Fashion
Traveling to new places with my family

Favorites
Building – Musee D’Orsay
Trip – South Africa
Last read – Born Standing Up
Music – Trashcan Sinatras, Young the Giant, Tame Impala, The National, Banners

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Brian Trinidad

Designer

Hometown
Long Beach, CA

Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture – Cal Poly Pomona

Experience
Spacelab+
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architect
Domaen

Fun
Hiking
Basketball
Exploring the city

Favorites
Building – San Cataldo Cemetery by Aldo Rossi
Trip – CDMX
Last read – Delirious New York
Music – The Internet, Staples V, J. Cole


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