Senior Associates

Alexa Dack
Alexa Dack AIA
Senior Associate / Architect

Detail oriented and an excellent communicator, Alexa’s knowledge of affordable housing funding requirements and experience in the entitlement process helps clients achieve their goals.

Anthony Grey
Anthony Grey
Senior Associate / Project Manager

With a passion for the intersection of design and technology, Anthony helps keep DAHLIN current on the latest technologies, identifying opportunities to support the design process on projects, and providing ongoing training opportunities for staff.

Benjamin Simonson
Benjamin Simonson AIA
Senior Associate / Senior Architect

As a committed leader of DAHLIN’s commercial market sector group, Ben manages a variety of clients and project types—including breweries, gymnasiums, country clubs and restaurants—from initial concept through construction administration.

Doug Cummins
Doug Cummins
Senior Associate / Project Manager

Doug is an attentive project manager with a background in production residential communities. He is also a member of the Southern California Design Build Committee, and volunteers his time to educate the next generation about industry career opportunities.

Jaime Matheron
Jaime Matheron AIA, LEED® AP
Senior Associate / Architect

Serving as location leader for the Oakland studio, Jaime leads residential projects with an eye towards innovative, environmentally-conscious design solutions. Passionate about giving back to the community, she also co-leads Barkitecture, DAHLIN’s annual design-build fundraiser for local animal nonprofit organizations.

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.

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.

Jonathan Shapero
Jonathan Shapero AIA, LEED® AP
Senior Associate / Senior Architect

With a wealth of real-world experience—including recreational center, childcare and commercial projects—Jonathan excels at anticipating, and responding to, the unforeseen events that occur during projects.

Judd Eddy
Judd Eddy AIA, NCARB
Senior Associate / Senior Architect

With a background in development of large-scale mixed-use projects, Judd brings strong project management expertise to the project, effectively coordinating the creative process with the linear demands of project delivery to achieve total project success. His experience includes mixed-use, office, retail, residential, tenant office and retail improvements, retail centers, and industrial projects.

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.

Pante'a Khoshnevis
Pante'a Khoshnevis LEED® AP
Senior Associate / Senior Project Manager

Pantea’s human-centered design approach looks carefully at the senior experience as a basis for insight to understanding their needs and aspirations. She proactively monitors evolving trends and research through active participation in various senior living groups, serving as a leader in the Senior Living market sector.

Associates

Andy McKay
Andy McKay
Associate / Senior Planner

Andy’s background in architecture brings an added level of detail and foresight to the planning process. His collaborative approach is characterized by building strong relationships with clients, city staff, and other consultants, with the goal of maximizing the value of each project.

Chuanbo Jiao
Chuanbo Jiao
Associate / Senior Designer

A talented problem solver, Chuanbo leads successful projects ranging from new community planning, high density single-family residences to urban mixed-use mid-rise buildings in the United States, China, and the Middle East.

Colette Aviles
Colette Aviles
Associate / Marketing Communications Manager

Colette supports the firm's strategic objectives and our passionate staff through marketing communication initiatives that share the pursuit of our mission to create places that promote human fulfillment and well-being.

Eric Muzzy
Eric Muzzy
Associate / Entitlement Project Manager

Eric is involved in the project planning process from early site analysis and land use plans through final submittal document preparation with a particular expertise in navigating complex entitlements. His master planning experience includes residential, resort, retail, and mixed-use developments.

Erica DiCioccio
Erica DiCioccio AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Associate / Architect

For over 12 years, Erica has successfully led projects from inception to completion for public, educational, institutional, and commercial clients with an emphasis on efficient and sustainable design solutions that are on budget.

Jamie Almeida
Jamie Almeida
Associate / Project Manager

Specializing in multifamily housing projects within the senior living and affordable housing sectors, Jamie is a passionate advocate for clients proactively working with city planning and building departments to efficiently move projects through.

Jordan Ellis
Jordan Ellis
Associate / Project Manager

Jordan’s diverse experience includes institutional, commercial, hospitality and residential projects. He approaches every challenge believing there is a reasonable, successful solution, seeking to fulfill client objectives while managing code, zoning and other jurisdictional requirements with clear communication and diligent production.

Joseph Soares
Joseph Soares
Associate / Architect

An architect, designer, and project manager with more than 13 years of experience, Joseph is well versed in the development process, with expertise in construction administration for affordable housing, senior housing, multifamily and mixed-use, churches, fire stations and public safety facilities.

Jun Ke
Jun Ke AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Associate / Architect

Jun is a creative designer and architect with an international background, specializing in contemporary retail, commercial and hospitality projects in the United States and China.

Junkun
Junkun "Sindy" Shi AIA, LEED® AP
Associate / Senior Architect

Experienced in design and urban planning for international projects, Sindy specializes in commercial and residential design, including high density mixed-use, golf and community clubhouses, luxury villas, and custom homes.

Leilani Gnall
Leilani Gnall
Associate / Senior CAD Manager

A multitalented project and CAD manager, Leilani is skilled in managing complex projects and leads staff in setting and maintaining office standards across all offices.

Payam Rad
Payam Rad
Associate / Project Manager

Experienced in a variety of project types, Payam has specialized in multifamily projects over the past 10 years. At the forefront of the industry’s transition to BIM, he is a leader in incorporating new design technology into DAHLIN’s design process.

Ronald Cariaga
Ronald Cariaga
Associate / Project Manager

Ron is an effective problem solver with a highly technical background blended with a focus on high quality design aesthetic and superior livability. Specializing in residential architecture, he works with clients on design solutions for highly complex projects.

Sherri Justus
Sherri Justus
Associate / Project Manager

An experienced interior designer, Sherri brings more than a decade of design and project management experience in senior living, multifamily, hospitality, office and residential projects from design development, material specification, construction documentation, FF&E specification, procurement, final delivery and installation.

Thomas Maddern
Thomas Maddern
Associate / Multimedia Designer

Tom develops graphic stories, supporting project teams and working with clients. He is a licensed drone pilot and specializes in 3D renderings and animation presentations, VR walkthroughs including conceptual 360 renderings and 360 photography tours, as well as hand drawn sketches and watercolors.

Warren Fujimura
Warren Fujimura AIA, LEED® AP
Associate / Senior Architect

Warren leads the commercial team working with retail clients of all sizes, given his experience with a variety of project types. He focuses on the re-envisioning of retail centers—crafting spaces in new ways that respond to the rapidly changing retail environment.

Zafar Hadi
Zafar Hadi
Associate / Senior Planner

Specializing in master planning and landscape design, Zafar is an exceptional designer and creative thinker. His technical expertise and experience has involved him in a number of high-profile projects across the United States, China, and the Middle East.