SAN FRANCISCO (CA, USA) – EHDD Architecture announces the promotion of Quyen Luong, AIA, and Lynne Riesselman, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, to Associate Principal. “My partners and I are pleased to announce the promotions of Lynne Riesselman and Quyen Luong to Associate Principal because of their exceptional contributions to the firm. Both are demonstrated design leaders at EHDD and have led many of our highest-profile projects over the years. As we continue to grow, Lynne and Quyen will be instrumental in assuring EHDD’s legacy of design excellence,” stated Duncan Ballash, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Principal and President of EHDD.
Luong brings imagination and sensitivity to complex design, working on projects that range from aquariums to multi-use housing, schools, and libraries. She approaches design with the intent of transforming the everyday into the unexpected, translating concepts into places that embody an institution’s core mission. Recent projects include the Pacific Visions expansion at the Aquarium of the Pacific, UC Davis Tercero Student Housing, and the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Luong remarked, “The design process is an opportunity to give rigor to curiosity, and shape to meaning.” She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Wesleyan University in 1999 and her Master of Architecture from Rice University in 2005. She has practiced architecture for fourteen years and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Riesselman approaches design with a desire for leveraging the interconnectedness of the natural and built environment. Over the last 14 years she has brought a rigorous design ethic to museums and cultural centers, aquariums, higher education and commercial projects. With recent work including the Kansas City Zoo Aquarium, the Marine Science Institute of Redwood City, and the Presidio Tunnel Tops Youth Campus, she is focused on creating spaces that engage, and inspire with a lasting impact on the greater public. Riesselman believes, “A truly successful design must speak to the ethos of its organization, rooted in the place it inhabits, and never hesitate to create its own identity.” Riesselman received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Founded in 1946, EHDD seeks to create built environments that 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 Aquariums, Museums and Science Centers, Education, Corporate Office, Mixed-Use Development, and Government. 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.”