Directors / Senior Associates

Chris Fernandez
Chris Fernandez
Managing Director - Irvine Office

As a land planner and urban designer working throughout California and Nevada, Chris adeptly leads master plans and urban infill projects through the community charrette and vision workshop process.

Don Ricci
Don Ricci
Director - Neighborhood Residential

As a neighborhood residential market sector leader, Don oversees design, entitlement and construction documents for multiple teams across the firm, at all scales of residential development.

Gabriela Eaton
Gabriela Eaton SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director - Human Resources

Gabriela is passionate about our people and the places we build, and cultivates relationships with employees at all levels, effectively providing guidance and counsel in support of DAHLIN's vision.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams CPA
Director - Chief Financial Officer

An experienced accounting and finance professional, Tim's expertise is integral the firm's financial planning and operations.

Brett Bailey
Brett Bailey AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Brett, an experienced project architect in our Pleasanton office, leads complex commercial, office, recreational, multifamily and mixed-use projects from design through construction.

Chris Apostolopoulos
Chris Apostolopoulos
Senior Associate - Senior Project Manager

An affordable housing market sector leader, Chris is well-versed in the various funding source requirements with specialized knowledge of building codes and cost effective, energy-efficient solutions.

Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Senior Associate - Senior Planner

Chris possesses deep knowledge of the entitlement process with extensive experience in successfully guiding a range of multifamily and mixed-use projects through with minimal interruptions.

Emily Bonato
Emily Bonato AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Emily's design approach emphasizes creating homes where people feel the meaning of place. She is dedicated to designing livable floor plans and contextual style, with appropriate detailing focused on constructability.

Gary Ingram
Gary Ingram
Senior Associate - Information Services Manager

Staying abreast of the latest technology, Gary manages the planning, development and maintenance of the information services infrastructure.

Jeff Escott
Jeff Escott AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

As an experienced project architect in the Bay Area, Jeff provides expert attention throughout the life of complex project types—ranging from Silicon Valley commercial office and R&D to mixed-use multifamily.

Jim Merritt
Jim Merritt AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Jim provides design direction, project oversight, and consultant and public agency coordination for multifamily and single-family residential projects.

Jirair Garabedian
Jirair Garabedian
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Jirair's design approach and problem-solving methodology are rooted in his expertise in leveraging zoning and building codes to plan, design and secure entitlements for complex urban projects in Southern California.

Kurt Fehlberg
Kurt Fehlberg AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

In leading the multifamily and mixed-use market sector, Kurt stays at the forefront of design trends and technology. His work as a ceramic sculptor meshes art + architecture and influences the design of every project.

Marsha Day
Marsha Day LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

A strong project architect, who enjoys a challenge and conscientiously oversees every detail, Marsha's projects include office buildings, tenant improvements, retail, recreational facilities, golf clubs, and churches.

Padru Kang
Padru Kang
Senior Associate - Senior Designer

Padru's design leadership ensures a higher level and quality of design, efficiency in development and construction, and most importantly, allows for effective communication of a project's vision and design details.

Ritch Voss
Ritch Voss AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

For several years, Ritch has led the use of BIM in the firm, concentrating on Northern California commercial, retail and hospitality development. He now focuses on firmwide quality control, overseeing the internal plan-checking process for complex projects.

Ryan White
Ryan White
Senior Associate - Senior Designer

Specializing in the design of single-family homes, Ryan has a keen eye for the future families who will reside within and leads an R&D effort within the Southern California region.

Sean Whitacre
Sean Whitacre AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

A talented designer and problem solver with a wide range of abilities, Sean combines fundamental design knowledge with new technologies for multiple project types in Southern California and Washington.