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Design.

Projects.

People.

We go beyond where client needs and missions take us — and bring our enthusiasm, wonder, craft, and technical chops along with us.

Angelo Freeman

Assoc. AIA, LEED® GA

Designer

Brad Jacobson

FAIA, LEED® AP BD+C, DBIA

Partner

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Brad designs for the future. An industry leader in sustainable architecture, he is skilled at synthesizing diverse perspectives to craft technically rigorous, high performance solutions that are energy-efficient, budget-driven, and create exceptional occupant satisfaction.

Brad is leading the way in designing carbon neutral projects starting with today’s all-electric, Net Zero energy buildings. He spearheads mixed-use office developments, including the Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum certified headquarters for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which was named a National American Institute of Architects Top Ten Green Building, to the Teaching & Learning Complex at UC Davis, a Net Zero-ready building set to form a new hub for student life.

Camille MacRae

Studio Administrative Assistant

Carl von Rueden

AIA

Associate

Christopher Patano

AIA, DBIA

Partner

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Christopher’s architectural vision emphasizes a structural resolution and specific material language inserted into straightforward programmatic assemblies that explore a less precious approach to architecture and construction. His experiences with the rivers and forests of Idaho yield an architectural language that juxtaposes a degree of ruggedness with carefully considered details. The built results exude an energy that is often lacking in modern architecture. Christopher’s designs age gracefully within the environments they inhabit becoming more nuanced with time.

Practicing architecture for over twenty years, Christopher has executed projects that include schools, corporate headquarters, transportation facilities, higher education, parks, aviation, and private residences.

Christian Wopperer

AIA

Conor Dunn

AIA

Associate

Dan Leckman

RA

Denise de Ville

Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

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Denise is responsible for leading business development, strategic planning, and leading the marketing team. Her experience and insight inform her role on the executive leadership team, helping guide the firm’s growth. She is known as a collaborator and visionary who leads from her core values, achieving excellence through doing what is right and best. She has specialized in complex, large-scale architecture, real estate development, corporate workplace, and sustainability. Having thrived in a variety of sectors for more than twenty-five years, she’s exceptionally skilled at understanding our clients’ goals and visions — and ensuring they serve as guideposts throughout the design and construction process.

Doris Guerrero

AIA, IIDA, LEED® AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Duncan Ballash

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

President & Partner

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A thoughtful advocate of high performance design for more than 30 years, Duncan brings an innovator’s zeal to every project. Under his leadership since 2005, EHDD has designed the highest number of Net Zero Energy buildings and LEED® Platinum certifications in North America. He believes the most creative and inspiring solutions — ones that flourish in an ever-changing world — are the result of intensive collaboration from the start with clients, stakeholders, engineers, and design consultants.

As chief author of the EHDD design philosophy in student housing, Duncan’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a National AIA Honor Award for Design for a student housing complex at University of California, Berkeley.

Eilish C. Cullen

Executive Assistant

Associate

Emily Bello

Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

Erik Barr

AIA

Senior Associate

Ethan Ahlberg

RA, LEED® AP

Associate

Glennis Briggs

AIA, LEED® AP

Senior Associate

Grace Moreyra

Designer

Harcoover Singh Bhatti

Designer

Heidi Hanzawa

NCIDQ

Associate

Ivan Chabra

AIA, LEED® AP

Associate

Jake Gailey

RA

Jamie Nguyen

Interior Designer

Jay Manzo

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

Jeemin Bae

RA, LEED® AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Jennifer Devlin-Herbert

FAIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Partner

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Jennifer Devlin-Herbert is a distinguished design leader for evolving trends in learning environments across multiple project types, from libraries to museums and educational spaces. Her key strength is an ability to effectively engage the community—the public at large, project stakeholders, the design team, and firm members. For Jennifer, engaging people is a way to discover a common vision, to incorporate fundamental values and goals, and thereby to represent a community with conviction.

Throughout a career spanning 25 years, Jennifer’s rich portfolio includes projects that reflect an unwavering commitment to her clients. Her work has been recognized with a National AIA Honor Award for Design.

Jessica Lane

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

Jessica Sano

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C NCARB

Associate

Jing Liu

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

John Christiansen

Vice President, Construction

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John knows how buildings come together with an unsurpassed attention to detail. Informed by more than 30 years of design and construction management experience, John conducts Quality Assurance reviews of all our projects and oversees every project under construction, from beginning to completion. He brings extensive knowledge to every project, across all delivery methods, including Lump Sum, Guaranteed Maximum Cost, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery and Multiple Prime Trade, with over $2 billion in completed work in his tenure here.

John is our technical advisor for research facility, aquarium and zoo projects, calling on his background and love of marine and biologic sciences.

Joseph White

LEED® AP

Senior Construction Administration

Katharine Gunn

RA

Katherine Miller

RA, LEED® AP

Senior Associate

Kelly Liu

Designer

Ken Powelson

LEED® AP BD+C, DBIA

Associate

Kera Lagios

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Assoc. IALD

High-Performance Specialist

Kevin Moultrie Daye

Designer

Kevin S. Killen

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Kristin Ishii

RA

Associate

Lauren Roan

RA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

Lindsey Quiñones

NCIDQ

Associate

Lynne Riesselman

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Principal

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Lynne approaches design with a passion for leveraging the interconnectedness of the natural and built environment. Over the last 14 years, she has brought a rigorous design ethic to museums and cultural centers, aquariums, higher education, and commercial projects. With recent work including the Kansas City Zoo Aquarium, the Marine Science Institute of Redwood City, and the Presidio Tunnel Tops Youth Campus, Lynne is focused on creating spaces that engage and inspire with a lasting impact for the greater good. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Mary Lee

IIDA, CID, NCIDQ, LEED® AP, WELL AP, Fitwel

Associate

Matt Ray

Controller, Fitwel

Associate

Megan Ryan

Designer

Mellie Alfano

Contract Administrator

Associate

Miguel Nieto

Designer

Monica Lin

RA, LEED® AP BD+C

Associate

Pierre Zetterberg

AIA, LEED® AP

Senior Associate

Quyen Luong

AIA

Principal

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Quyen brings imagination and sensitivity to complex design, working on projects that range from aquariums to multi-use housing, schools, and libraries. She approaches design with the intent of transforming the everyday into the unexpected, translating concepts into places that embody her client’s core mission. Recent projects include the Pacific Visions expansion at the Aquarium of the Pacific, UC Davis Tercero Student Housing, and the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Quyen is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Rebecca Sharkey

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Partner

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An artful communicator, Rebecca is highly skillful in translating her clients’ vision into site-responsive places of beauty and performance. Clients come first for Rebecca. An  architect for two decades, she is both optimistic and passionate about the power of design to enhance people’s lives and the natural environment for the better. Rebecca focuses on higher education, workplace, and cultural facilities with an eye to creating sustainable places and spaces that inspire and engage.

Reut Golan

Marketing Coordinator

Ryan Metcalf

Associate

Scott Arford

Associate

Scott Shell

FAIA, LEED® AP BD+C, CPHC®

Partner

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Scott is a nationally recognized expert on high-performance buildings. For the past decade he has led the design of EHDD’s university buildings for science, ranging from the advanced Biomedical Sciences Research labs to new facilities for entire departments designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. He brings a strong integrated design approach to each project, partnering with clients, researchers, and the broader design and construction team to create facilities that excel in all aspects of their performance.

A pioneer in low energy and sustainable design, Scott serves on the National American Institute of Architects Advisory Group for the Committee on the Environment, where he is a frequent speaker. He has led the design of several of the nation’s first Net Zero Energy buildings. He has a particular focus on evidence-based design to verify actual performance and occupant satisfaction of the facilities to apply lessons learned on future projects to advance the practice of building.

SiJing Sanchez

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA

Senior Associate

Steve Dangermond

RA, LEED® AP BD+C

Principal

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Steve has over 35 years of designing, planning, and managing projects across multiple scales and sectors, from civic and cultural facilities to science and research buildings. Steve is known for his empathetic and strategic design approach on programmatically rich and unusual projects creating high-performance buildings that reflect the cultures of the institutions they house.

His commitment to design excellence and social functionality result in sustainable and delightful buildings. He has led the design of several award-winning projects including the Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University, The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the Sanford Homestake Visitor Center in South Dakota. He has lectured on a wide range of topics from trends in aquarium design to buildings for and about science.

Suzan Borazjani

Assoc. AIA

Designer

William Abbott

Director, Information Technology

Yew-Hoe Tan

AIA, LEED® AP BC+C

Associate

Yin Fu

Designer

Zachary Gong

AIA

Zita Yang

Designer

EHDD has deeply respected our guiding principles while creating functional, sustainable, and inspirational spaces that beautifully support and enhance our mission and program.
– Lucinda Lee Katz, Former Head of School, Marin Country Day School