DES A+E is Pleased to Announce Our New Associate Principals

“The entire DES A+E team is excited about the promotion of these eight outstanding individuals who represent some of the most accomplished and talented professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, and visual communications.” – Steve Mincey, CEO

BRENT TAKAHASHI, AIA
As a master organizer and team builder, Brent brings out each person’s strengths and challenges them to reach new heights. He bonds the entire team together by guiding them towards common goals and employing a collective approach to problem solving.

DAWN JEDKINS
As a Senior Designer, Dawn leads the planning, design, and entitlements of ground-up projects including commercial, science and tech, and education environments. She expertly unifies each project’s programmatic requirements with the client’s vision and values to create places that reflect their context and communities.

JOHN FULLERTON, AIA
With decades of project management experience, John has delivered many of Silicon Valley’s most trend-setting corporate campuses and R&D projects. Through this, he has developed vast knowledge and a range of perspectives on how to solve the diverse challenges that meet our clients.

KEVIN NORMAN, AIA
Since joining the firm 30 years ago, Kevin has led the successful delivery of many technically-challenging projects while making a lasting impact in the architectural community. With his approachable nature, he consistently builds common ground from which clients, and the design team can partner together.

TOM PARRISH, PE
As Director of Structural Engineering for over 10 years, Tom has grown the department into one of the largest and most innovative structural teams in the Bay Area. With hands-on mentoring, he’s cultivated a high-level of creativity and developed a strong synergy between the structural and architectural teams.

TRACY WONG, LEED AP BD+C
With twenty-plus years of experience at DES, Tracy expertly manages large-scale projects for leading science and tech clients. Tracy’s personable nature is his hallmark. He’s taken on company-wide leadership responsibilities including overseeing staffing and educating up-and-coming architects.

RICO DEL MORAL
Rico takes a hands-on role in the design of all architectural projects. His ability to communicate through sketching is current and timeless, finding spontaneous moments of impact in client meetings and community charrettes.

WAIBUN LEE, LEED AP
Waibun leads a talented team of graphic artists that communicate design through inspiring imagery and interactive experiences. Setting seemingly impossible goals, Waibun constantly breaks convention, and pushes boundaries.

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