SAN FRANCISCO (CA, USA) – EHDD Architecture announces the firm-wide promotions of Quyen Luong, LEED AP, and Lynn Riesselman, AIA, LEED AP, both to Senior Associate. Duncan Ballash, AIA, Principal and President of EHDD made the announcement. “We are very fortunate to have both Quyen and Lynn as leaders within EHDD; both have demonstrated a deep commitment to their craft and to the firm,” said Ballash.
Since joining EHDD in 2008, Senior Designer and Architect Riesselman plays an integral role in BIM software implementation, promoting an active in-office design dialogue. Her diverse project portfolio includes the Crissy Youth Campus at the Presidio Tunnel Tops, San Francisco; the Toledo Zoo Aquarium; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; a new master plan for the Seattle Aquarium, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, CA. Additionally, she has project experience in student housing and confidential corporate office buildings. “Lynne’s passion for using the design process to evoke the best from a client’s vision that excel functionally and results in projects that truly capture the character of each organization,” said Ballash. Riesselman, originally from Bozeman, MT, is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), San Francisco Chapter, and is a LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005.
With over 12 years experience, Luong served as Project Architect for the Pacific Visions Theater and Gallery expansion at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She led all phases of research, design, documentation and construction management on the expansion. Other recent projects include the Acuario Mazatlán in Mexico; the Alcatraz Island National Park Embarkation site, and a mixed-use student housing development at the University of Cincinnati, as well as multiple school, office and library projects. “Quyen brings imagination and sensitivity to executing complex designs,” said Ballash. “She expertly translates design concepts into buildings and experiences that resonate with an institution’s core mission,” he added. Luong received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Philosophy and Art History from Wesleyan University in 1999; in 2005, she received her Master of Architecture from Rice University. Luong is a licensed architect, LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Of the appointments, Ballash added, “Over the past several years, both Quyen and Lynn have risen to the top as gifted designers. In their own way, they each bring a unique design perspective that evokes excellence. I’m looking forward to their continued leadership within EHDD and our industry.”
Additionally, EHDD announces the promotion of six individuals to Associate, including: Scott Arford, designer; Emily Bello, designer; Ivan Chabra, AIA, LEED APBD+C; Amy Fashimpar, LEED APBD+C, architect; Kristin Ishii, architect, and Ken Powelson, LEED APBD+C, designer, project manager.
Founded in 1946, EHDD’s appreciation for the past and compelling interest in what’s ahead, EHDD is designing a collectively greater future for their clients, society and the environment. Valuing collaboration and mutualism, they champion the missions of their clients. They seek to understand and design in harmony for their clients’ needs, and are keenly attuned to the users’ experience. EHDD seeks to create built environments to enhance our culture, honor the natural environment, and respect and delight the people who use them. Headquartered in San Francisco, EHDD serves clients around the world in Higher Education, Multi-family Residential, Museums, Science Centers, Aquariums, K-12, Science & Technology, Corporate Office, Government and Civic sectors. EHDD is a Top 10 AIA COTE honoree, and featured in “The Habits of High-Performance Firms, Lessons from frequent winners of the AIA COTE Top Ten Award, 1997-2016”. Visit EHDD at www.ehdd.com