New hires supplement design studio and operational expertise
San Francisco, CA (September 2016) – NicholsBooth Architects–whose architecture, interior design, and consulting clients include Autodesk, Splunk, Beacon Capital, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care, Informatica, Snapfish and Double Dutch–announced the hire of four staff members. (Clockwise from top left) Designers Sashi Murthy, Jeffrey Ypon, Dafer Haddadin, and Sr. Project Accountant Petch Somsakul will support NicholsBooth’s growing office and the firm’s commitment to great design and project delivery.
“We are passionate about applying creativity in all forms – from seeing design challenges in new ways, to producing big ideas that work,” says CEO Gary Nichols. “These new members of our team will further support our passion for well-designed spaces with a culture of working together to get things done right”.
Sashi is that woman you see riding her single-speed bike (which she built herself, by the way) and musing on the design inspiration she gets from her world travels. When she’s among the NicholsBooth tribe, she is involved in all phases of the design and construction process, from client presentations to construction administration and everything in between. We love her commitment to good design for any budget and her attention to detail.
We have seen the future, and it definitely includes Jeffrey. One of those rare creatures who is both supremely artistic and breathtakingly organized, Jeffrey makes sure his work is both beautiful and precise, which makes everyone’s job that much easier. Born into a family where the creativity never stops, he draws inspiration from movie cinematography and interiors. Ask him what’s fun at work and he’ll throw out programs like 3ds Max, SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Petch tells us she loves dealing with numbers, but we know her success comes from the expert way she deals with people to get the information she needs. A big believer in teamwork, she knows how to get us all to act like a team. We’re jealous because, being from Thailand, she has a head-turning collection of shoes she adds to every year on her trips there.
Although fluent in two languages, Dafer lets his work do the talking. He combines strong conceptual thinking skills with a mastery of Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, and hand drawing to provide design solutions for our happy clients. His international experience includes working in Amman, Jordan and Dubai, UAE on large-scale retail and mixed-use master planning projects. Dafer’s many talents also include architectural photography.
About NicholsBooth Architects
Founded in 1994, we have both shaped and grown with the Bay Area design community, expanding our scope nationally and internationally. In 2015 the firm was listed as the 13th largest Bay Area interior design firm in the San Francisco Business Times’ Book of Lists.
With deep roots in the commercial real estate market, NicholsBooth established its reputation as a Bay Area leader by offering design and consulting services with vision and sensitivity to the unique needs of building owners and corporate end-users, the tenants who live and work in our designs.
Our commercial and healthcare clients call on us for adaptive reuse projects, creating 21st-century workplaces that reflect and celebrate their unique culture and workday needs.