TEF Design Promotes Glynis Nakahara To Associate Principal and Terry Buer To Associte

San Francisco, CA—TEF Design has promoted Glynis Nakahara, the firm’s marketing director, to associate principal and Terry Buer, the firm’s controller, to associate, announced TEF founder Douglas Tom, FAIA. 

Glynis Nakahara joined TEF in 2004 and has more than two decades of experience leading marketing efforts for architecture firms in the Bay Area. She is a member of the Japantown Task Force’s board of directors and co-chair of its land use/transportation committee. She was a member of Leadership San Francisco’s Class of 2017 and has served on the San Francisco Unified School District Multilingual Blue Ribbon Task Force. She received her bachelor of arts degree in communication from Mills College.

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Terry Buer joined TEF in 2018 and has more than two decades of experience in accounting, financial management, and project controllership for firms in the Bay Area. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and is currently working towards a master of science in finance degree from Golden Gate University. 

About TEF Design 

Established in 1997, the San Francisco–based architecture and interior design practice serves clients throughout the Bay Area and California. Its diverse portfolio, distinguished by local, state, and national awards, encompasses projects for education, civic/government, healthcare, housing, commercial, and corporate clients. Through authentic collaboration and a commitment to craftsmanship, performance, value, and sustainability, the firm’s staff of 40 crafts places where people come together to share ideas and build community.


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