TEF Design Promotes Two To Associate Principal, Three to Associate

San Francisco, CA—TEF Design has promoted Justin Blinn and Maryam Rostami to the position of associate principal and Laudan Siahpolo, Mark Froemsdorf, and Samantha Rose to the position of associate, announced TEF founder Douglas Tom, FAIA.

Justin Blinn, Architect, LEED AP BD+C, has more than 11 years of professional experience. With TEF, he has completed projects for a wide variety of institutional, public, private, and nonprofit clients, including the historic renovation of 170 9th Street in San Francisco, an addition to the PG&E Larkin Substation, and the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse. His current historic renovation projects include the Mission Armory, Presidio Gorgas Warehouses, and Pier 70, Building 2, all in San Francisco. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Maryam Rostami, AIA LEED AP, has more than a decade of professional experience. Her portfolio includes education facilities, affordable and single-family housing, workplaces, and retail projects. Her work with TEF includes the Live Oak School expansion, upgrades to the Randall Museum, and the Pier 17 Swissnex/Swiss Consulate, all in San Francisco. She is currently project managing TEF’s scope on the renovation and expansion of UC Santa Cruz’s Kresge College in collaboration with Studio Gang. She is also working on the interior refresh of UC San Francisco’s Rock Hall. Maryam received her bachelor of architecture and Plan II Honors degrees from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Laudan Siahpolo, Architect, has more than 8 years of experience. Her healthcare experience with TEF includes assignments for Stanford Health Care as well as the renovation of Pediatric Cardiovascular Operating Room at Kaiser Oakland Hospital. She is currently providing technical and design leadership as project architect for San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 3 West Expansion (a joint venture with Turner Construction Company, Gensler, and TEF). She received her bachelor of architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Mark A. Froemsdorf, AIA, LEED AP has more than 20 years of professional experience. Mark has provided design and management leadership to a number of healthcare assignments with TEF for Kaiser Permanente and UC San Francisco and is currently completing work on Kaiser’s first inpatient psychiatric unit in Fremont. He also brings significant public school experience to TEF, with multiple projects for school districts in the greater Bay Area. Mark received his bachelor of science in architecture degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio, and his master of architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Samantha Rose has more than six years of professional experience. Her projects with TEF include the master plan for the Kaiser Permanente Regional Headquarters in Oakland and the historic building assessment for San Francisco’s Seawall Earthquake Safety and Disaster Prevention Program. Her current projects include the Multipurpose Space at Bay Area Metro Center and the historic renovation of Pier 70, Building 2, both in San Francisco. She received her bachelor of the arts degree in studio art from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her master of interior architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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 43 crafts places where people come together to share ideas and build community.

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