REDWOOD CITY, CA: Riding a wave of success and industry excellence as evidenced by recent awards and recognition for their work, DES Architects + Engineers announced the promotion of eight exceptional leaders to the position of Associate Principal. In their new roles, these individuals will join the firm’s ownership team.
Long viewed as one of the Bay Area’s premier architecture firms, DES has leveraged diversity for over 40 years to sustain its industry dominance and reputation for excellent work and satisfied clients. A full-service design and engineering firm, DES provides creative, sustainable solutions to meet the needs of clients seeking commercial development in the industries of science, tech, and healthcare; as well as school districts and public agencies seeking 21st Century spaces to serve students and the public. DES was again ranked in 2016 as the #1 Silicon Valley Architecture firm by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
DES has set the standard for campus and workplace design, by combining services, ame¬nities, and green design into fully integrated workplace and learning environments. Working in part¬nership with companies of all sizes and markets, the firm utilizes highly specialized in-house teams to design every aspect of the working environment in order to promote creativity, enhance productivity, and balance the needs of the employees and em¬ployer.
“The entire DES 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,” commented company CEO Steve Mincey. With the addition of Dawn Jedkins, Brent Takahashi, John Fullerton, Kevin Norman, Tom Parrish, Tracy Wong, Rico Del Moral, and Waibun Lee – DES takes pride in an ownership team that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area.
“DES is synonymous with quality, community involvement, diversity, and some of the most respected names in Silicon Valley private development. Silicon Valley’s major employers like Google, NetApp, and others lease space in Class-A office campuses designed by DES because the firm consistently delivers creative, functional environments for their clients. The firm’s creative heart is their employees and partners. This announcement is a perfect example of DES’ recognition of the accomplishments of their team and their critical importance to the success of the firm.” said Janette D’Elia, COO, Jay Paul Company.
The promotions will support the continued leadership of the DES existing senior management team and set the stage for future plans to expand the firm’s portfolio of clients and projects.
About DES Architects + Engineers
DES is a multidimensional service firm which values collaboration to achieve design excellence, focusing on each client’sunique vision, culture, and values. DES offers an integrated project approach thatleads to increased accuracy, quicker project delivery, and a better use of valuableresources. DES has departments in Architecture, Interior Design, StructuralEngineering, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Visual Communications andGreen Building Consulting. The firm employs a total of 140 employees located in two offices: Redwood City and San Francisco.