Directors / Senior Associates

Chris Fernandez
Chris Fernandez
Managing Director - Irvine Office

As a land planner and urban designer working throughout California and Nevada, Chris adeptly leads master plans and urban infill projects through the community charrette and vision workshop process.

Don Ricci
Don Ricci
Director - Neighborhood Residential

As a neighborhood residential market sector leader, Don oversees design, entitlement and construction documents for multiple teams across the firm, at all scales of residential development.

Gabriela Eaton
Gabriela Eaton SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director - Human Resources

Gabriela is passionate about our people and the places we build, and cultivates relationships with employees at all levels, effectively providing guidance and counsel in support of DAHLIN's vision.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams CPA
Director - Chief Financial Officer

An experienced accounting and finance professional, Tim's expertise is integral the firm's financial planning and operations.

Art Lebowski
Art Lebowski AIA, LEED, DBIA Associate
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

An experienced project architect and problem solver, Art specializes in healthcare and institutional architecture. As such, he brings considerable knowledge of OSHPD requirements and healthcare design to our clients' projects. He is also experienced in Design-Build project delivery methods.

Brett Bailey
Brett Bailey AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Brett, an experienced project architect in our Pleasanton office, leads complex commercial, office, recreational, multifamily and mixed-use projects from design through construction.

Chris Apostolopoulos
Chris Apostolopoulos
Senior Associate - Senior Project Manager

An affordable housing market sector leader, Chris is well-versed in the various funding source requirements with specialized knowledge of building codes and cost effective, energy-efficient solutions.

Emily Bonato
Emily Bonato AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Emily's design approach emphasizes creating homes where people feel the meaning of place. She is dedicated to designing livable floor plans and contextual style, with appropriate detailing focused on constructability.

Jeff Escott
Jeff Escott AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

As an experienced project architect in the Bay Area, Jeff provides expert attention throughout the life of complex project types—ranging from Silicon Valley commercial office and R&D to mixed-use multifamily.

Jirair Garabedian
Jirair Garabedian
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Jirair's design approach and problem-solving methodology are rooted in his expertise in leveraging zoning and building codes to plan, design and secure entitlements for complex urban projects in Southern California.

Kurt Fehlberg
Kurt Fehlberg AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

In leading the multifamily and mixed-use market sector, Kurt stays at the forefront of design trends and technology. His work as a ceramic sculptor meshes art + architecture and influences the design of every project.

Luc Allard
Luc Allard AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

Luc has a passion for design that permeates his work across multifamily, commercial, healthcare, education, and institutional markets. He contributes valuable design and management skills to projects, including navigating the requirements of OSHPD and DSA.

Marsha Day
Marsha Day LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

A strong project architect, who enjoys a challenge and conscientiously oversees every detail, Marsha's projects include office buildings, tenant improvements, retail, recreational facilities, golf clubs, and churches.

Padru Kang
Padru Kang
Senior Associate - Senior Designer

Padru's design leadership ensures a higher level and quality of design, efficiency in development and construction, and most importantly, allows for effective communication of a project's vision and design details.

Peter Park
Peter Park AIA, ACHA
Medical Planning Consultant

Peter's experience encompasses all facets of healthcare facilities planning and design. His unique spiritual comprehension of the way spaces operationally function and flow is invaluable in hospital master planning, programming and needs assessments.

Ritu Raj Sharma
Ritu Raj Sharma AICP, LEED AP
Senior Associate - Senior Planner

As a senior planner on the planning team, Ritu Raj provides design and planning expertise on a wide scale of planning projects including large master plans, urban mixed-use projects, and design guidelines.

Ryan White
Ryan White
Senior Associate - Senior Designer

Specializing in the design of single-family homes, Ryan has a keen eye for the future families who will reside within and leads an R&D effort within the Southern California region.

Sean Whitacre
Sean Whitacre AIA
Senior Associate - Senior Architect

A talented designer and problem solver with a wide range of abilities, Sean combines fundamental design knowledge with new technologies for multiple project types in Southern California and Washington.