SVA Architects, Inc. Recruits Wahid Yonus, CSI, LEED AP

Wahid Yonus

Santa Ana, CA, July 27, 2015 – SVA Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Wahid Yonus, CSI, LEED AP, a seasoned industry leader in mixed-use high rise and low rise multifamily residential developments, will be joining its staff as Senior Associate Partner.  On a streak of hiring and promoting to keep up with its growing demand, SVA has made several personnel advancements and additions in the past year.  SVA focuses on public and private developments incorporating multifamily housing, student housing, and mixed income transit-oriented developments.

Wahid Yonus
Wahid Yonus

Mr. Yonus brings 30 years of architectural experience with notable firms such as Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), SMWM, and MVE & Partners.  Mr. Yonus has served at the senior management level for a diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from mixed-use high rises and commercial projects to institutional facilities and multifamily residential developments.  Having worked on multiple complex projects, Mr. Yonus has an in-depth knowledge of building codes, accessibility, and Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC).  Included in Mr. Yonus’ portfolio are 505 Montgomery St, a world-class high rise in downtown San Francisco, and the San Francisco Main Library, deemed by the AIA to be one of the best libraries ever constructed.  With SVA, Mr. Yonus will be working on the Spectrum USC, CBU Events Center and the Jordan Downs Housing Project, among others.   Mr. Yonus is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Mr. Wahid Yonus, CSI, LEED AP, Senior Associate Partner at SVA Architects, states, “I am very excited to join the SVA team, and be a part of SVA’s legacy of building healthy communities throughout California and Hawaii.”

Founded in 2003, SVA Architects (formerly MVE Institutional) has become one of the Country’s most innovative and respected design and planning organizations. The award-winning firm specializes in planning, architecture, and interior design of public, private, and combination projects.  Among the firm’s portfolio are civic, educational, residential, commercial and mixed-use developments.  SVA Architects values institutional and public environments as the foundation of a community and the backdrop against which we live, learn, work, worship, and play.  The company is headquartered in Santa Ana with offices in Oakland, San Diego, and Honolulu.  For more information, visit www.sva-architects.com.

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