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Design for Good

Founded with the purpose of anticipating community needs, HMC aims to create designs that have a positive impact now and into the future. As a 100 percent employee-owned firm, we focus primarily on opportunities to have the most direct contribution to communities–through healthcare, education, and civic spaces.

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Community Service

We empower our employees to make a difference beyond their daily deadlines. Together, we’re investing our time, talents and dollars to serve the greater good.

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HMC Social Innovation

With social innovation teams leading community engagement efforts for each HMC office, we’re committed to leveraging all of our assets to make a positive impact in our communities.

Designing Futures Foundation (DFF)

The DFF seeks to build a better world by investing in architecture and design, a sustainable and regenerative future, and education programs that train the next generation of innovators.

Volunteerism

HMC is committed to making a positive impact through volunteerism and pro bono design services.

Meet our Leaders

Leadership
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Board of Directors

Adrienne Luce

Vice President, DEI and Social Impact; Exec. Director, Designing Futures Foundation

Adrienne Luce

Vice President, DEI and Social Impact; Exec. Director, Designing Futures Foundation

As the vice president of diversity, inclusion, and social impact and executive director of HMC’s Designing Futures Foundation (DFF), Adrienne leads HMC’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) council and oversees HMC’s charitable giving and community engagement initiatives. The DFF, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 2009, has invested more than $1.6M in transformative nonprofits locally and globally. Through its philanthropy, HMC goes beyond architecture by expanding access to architecture, training the next generation of ACE professionals, addressing food insecurity and poverty, building a more sustainable future, and supporting health and human services to create thriving communities. Adrienne leverages HMC’s resources to strengthen our communities and build a better world.

Angel Hosband

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Angel Hosband

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

As a PreK-12 Principal in Charge, Angel brings a wealth of experience planning and designing future-focused educational facilities that maximize student and staff performance. With nearly three decades of architectural experience in the planning, design, and construction of education projects, Angel oversees school projects with a unique ability to guide teams in translating client priorities, expectations, and requirements into functional, efficient, and buildable design solutions.

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Brandon Gullotti

Principal in Charge

Brandon Gullotti

Principal in Charge

Brandon is a licensed architect and project manager working in HMC’s Ontario office. He believes the most beautiful designs are responses to the most difficult problems. Brandon has over nine years of experience in Civic and Pre-K-12 planning and design. Brandon is committed to listening, interacting, and collaborating with clients to create healthy environments that respond to their needs. His approach results in spaces where users can not only live, work and play—but also thrive. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters in Regenerative Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Brian Nichols

Design Principal

Brian Nichols

Design Principal

Brian has more than 19 years of experience in various educational facilities, including visual and performing arts centers, libraries, and classrooms. He serves as a visionary, mentor, and motivator to the design team, advancing concepts, providing direction, and offering the latest technology. As a design principal in HMC's Los Angeles studio, Brian oversees projects. He ensures the design intention continues from inception through construction while remaining within the parameters of the scope, schedule, and budget. Brian is also a member of the South Pasadena Design Review Board.

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Bruce Boul

Communications Director

Bruce Boul

Communications Director

A seasoned copywriter and influencer relations specialist, Bruce has extensive experience spearheading a range of PR activities while managing progressive internal communications programs. His PR efforts have earned national press coverage in leading media for HMC, and his internal communications strategies foster positive corporate culture, increased engagement, retention, and productivity among the firm’s employee-owners.

Chris Grant

Director, Photography and Visualization

Chris Grant

Director, Photography and Visualization

Chris is the Creative Director at HMC Architects. With more than 20 years of experience in multimedia production, he plays a pivotal role in the firm's longstanding commitment to visualization and design. His expertise in VR, visualization, photography, and film drives creative solutions throughout our studios and beyond to help clients better understand the worlds we create.

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Chris Krahn

Principal Architect

Chris Krahn

Principal Architect

Chuck Eyberg

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Chuck Eyberg

Healthcare Principal in Charge

With more than three decades of experience, Chuck has devoted himself to elevating healthcare planning and design standards in California. He consistently provides creative solutions to challenges and brings an acute attention to detail to all projects. He recognizes the profound impact his work has on clients, patients, and communities and fosters unity among design and construction teams to successfully deliver projects that prioritize patient well-being and bring the client's vision to life.

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Daniel Perschbacher

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Daniel Perschbacher

Healthcare Principal in Charge

As principal in charge in HMC’s San Diego Healthcare studio, Daniel serves the firm’s healthcare client base and works to expand the firm’s healthcare reach in the San Diego region. He has over 19 years of experience in healthcare architecture spanning nearly every project type and delivery method. He is passionate about applying Lean principles to the architecture and construction delivery process. Daniel believes that healthcare design, more than any other project type, wraps around communities and provides space for their most joyous and difficult moments.

David Perez

Design Principal

David Perez

Design Principal
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Dena Null

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Dena Null

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Dena Null is a healthcare principal in HMC Architects’ Bay Area studios. From facility assessments to programming and concept design through construction, Dena Null has over 27 years of healthcare experience. Her specialties include comprehensive medical planning, healthcare infrastructure, disaster preparedness and rapid response, behavioral health facilities, and USP 797/800 pharmacy compliance experience implementing clean room design.

Eric Skiba

Principal in Charge

Eric Skiba

Principal in Charge

With over 25 years of dedicated professional experience, Eric excels in elevating educational experiences for students and faculty within California’s academic institutions. Adept in leadership, he guides teams to successful design and construction outcomes, showcasing a keen understanding of group dynamics. Eric values cultivating enduring relationships, utilizing his proven leadership, extensive higher education expertise, and exceptional interpersonal skills to optimize outcomes in diverse projects, aligning seamlessly with shared priorities.

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Hal Hart

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Hal Hart

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

With over 34 years of experience, Hal has specialized in designing educational facilities that motivate and inspire young learners. As a PreK-12 principal in charge, his role encompasses guiding the planning, design, and construction phases to successfully translate clients' visions into reality. Before moving to California in 2016, Hal had already made significant contributions to the educational architecture in Pennsylvania and Virginia, having conducted more than 50 facilities studies for local school districts. His portfolio proudly includes over $3.5 billion worth of school construction projects across California, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

James Krueger

Director of Design

James Krueger

Director of Design

As Director of Design, James oversees design and leads strategies to improve the impact of HMC’s work. Formerly serving as design principal where he led projects for HMC’s PreK-12 and civic practices, Krueger’s creative approach emphasizes the firm’s purpose of “design for good” to support clients with high-performance solutions that aim to have a positive impact.

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Jarrett Bucknor

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Jarrett Bucknor

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Jason Meeks

Director of Information Technology

Jason Meeks

Director of Information Technology

Jason is the Director of Information Technology at HMC, bringing an impressive 27 years of experience, with 22 of those years dedicated to HMC. Armed with a degree in Information and Decision Systems, Jason has honed his expertise in managing and optimizing technology systems. His extensive knowledge is backed by a range of certifications, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, ITIL Foundation, and Security+. His leadership and expertise have been invaluable in shaping HMC's IT infrastructure, driving the firm's technological advancements, and ensuring the security of its systems.

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Jeff Grau

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Jeff Grau

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

For 35 years Jeff owned and operated Rainforth Grau Architects, a full-service K-12 education-specialized firm. Managing a staff of 40-50, Jeff and the team served a wide range of school district clients across northern California. Since being acquired by HMC in 2021, Jeff continues to hold a key role as a PreK-12 principal in charge, working closely with project leaders and architects to ensure objectives are clear, collaborative practices are used, and education-driven solutions are delivered. Jeff’s two most important goals are to make sure every client is listened to and that projects are focused on positively impacting students. Believing that every project, regardless of size or scope, has the potential to improve learning environments and impact education, he is dedicated to pursuing design opportunities that make a difference. Throughout his career, Jeff has worked on more than 350 school projects and gained a deep understanding and appreciation for educational needs. He brings this experience-based knowledge to every client.

Jennifer Wehling

Director of Sustainability

Jennifer Wehling

Director of Sustainability

A licensed architect with over 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of project types, Jennifer’s experience as an architect and passion for the environment gives her a unique appreciation for the various constraints of a project. She strives to deliver the most sustainable project possible without negatively impacting budget, scope, and schedule. Jennifer believes designers and architects have a responsibility to protect the natural environment. As HMC’s director of sustainability, she leads strategic initiatives for sustainable building firm-wide and aims to impact not just HMC’s designs, but its operations as well; guiding HMC in minimizing its footprint while maximizing its positive impact.

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Jon Richardson

Senior Project Designer

Jon Richardson

Senior Project Designer

Jon is an award-winning designer who is known for developing innovative yet functional interior design that elevates the quality of a space. He has more than 25 years of experience designing civic, Pre-K-12, higher education, healthcare, and corporate projects. His careful contemplation of a space’s potential is instrumental in improving the user’s experience. Jon believes that a successful interior design is one that understands and meets the client’s needs and continues to serve them over time.

Julie Strauss

PreK-12 Market Leader, Board Advisor

Julie Strauss

PreK-12 Market Leader, Board Advisor

Julie is HMC's PreK-12 market leader and has 15 years of experience assisting PreK-12 districts throughout California to maximize and secure state funding. She is active in the Coalition of Adequate School Housing (CASH). She has served on the Legislative Advisory Committee, completed the CASH Leadership Academy, and recently received her Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designation with the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

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Kelly Morrison

Director of Marketing

Kelly Morrison

Director of Marketing

Kelly Morrison has spent her career combining strategy and creativity to make a meaningful impact on several international architectural firms in the Los Angeles area. An experienced design professional with a B.S. in advertising and a focus on creative thinking from The University of Texas at Austin, Kelly loves to communicate the unique and original aspects of a project and seeks out opportunities to highlight the people and teams that make our work exceptional. Passionate about sustainable and resilient strategies, she is interested in creating a better, more just world through design and making a positive impact for all‒users, clients, communities, and the planet. Kelly cut her teeth on alternative delivery competitions and, for over a decade, has helped to win $2.8 billion in Design-Build work throughout Southern California. Her tailored marketing approach focuses on reflecting a client's identity and aspirations throughout the pursuit process to communicate the care and craft the design team will take in the project itself.

Michael Rath

Principal Architect

Michael Rath

Principal Architect
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Mitch Carp

Executive Vice President, Risk Management

Mitch Carp

Executive Vice President, Risk Management

Mitch is HMC’s Senior Vice President of Risk Management. He has been with the firm for 33 years and his career spans nearly four decades in the architectural industry. In his role, he oversees all legal matters, including contracts, claims, and insurance. Mitch chairs HMC's Risk Management Committee and is an active member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable Legal Committee. He educates HMC staff on contract negotiation and risk management and presents to educational institutions such as California Baptist University School of Architecture, Palomar College, and Cal Poly Pomona. His philosophy prioritizes balancing reasonable risk expectations while safeguarding the firm and its employee owners from extreme or uninsurable risk.

Ron Evans

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Ron Evans

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Ron has more than 37 years of experience in the architectural field working for architectural firms, university capital planning departments, and on independent projects. His experience includes all phases of project design and production, contract administration services, field observation, change order analysis and negotiation, and project management including developing project scope, schedules and budgets for new and renovation projects. He has managed projects at all levels of design, from concept through to construction documents and construction administration. For the majority of his career, Ron has specialized in healthcare and institutional projects including hospitals and schools

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Sandra Corazzelli

Principal Architect

Sandra Corazzelli

Principal Architect

Sandra is a licensed architect with more than 30 years of architectural and design experience. As a principal architect in HMC’s Ontario studio, she consistently provides creative solutions to all aspects of the firm’s large- and small-scale education design projects spanning all aspects of a campus environment including athletic complexes and academic buildings. She is a well-rounded architect with strong problem-solving abilities using a common sense, hands-on approach.

Sean Rosebrugh

Higher Education Market Leader

Sean Rosebrugh

Higher Education Market Leader

Sean is HMC's higher education market leader and has 30 years of experience in higher education master planning, design, and construction administration spanning nearly every campus project typology including student housing, professional schools, teaching labs, and athletics complexes. Sean is passionate about blurring the lines between planning and design to create memorable spaces between buildings that extend the campus greenspace network as well as enhance the student experience.

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Sergio Lechuga

Director of Interior Design

Sergio Lechuga

Director of Interior Design

Located in our Los Angeles studio, Sergio is HMC's director of interior design. With over 10 years of experience in project management and design spanning healthcare, education, and civic environments, Sergio strives for beautiful interiors that are pragmatic and functional while being contextual and evocative of the client, their values, and the community in which they serve. Sergio also received a Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development.

Sherry Sajadpour

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Sherry Sajadpour

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Sherry is an experienced senior PreK-12 architect, thought leader, planner, and mentor who brings over 20 years of educational design expertise and unique skillsets rooted in predesign, programming, and planning. Based in HMC's San Jose office, Sherry plays a pivotal role in fostering and maintaining long-term partnerships with clients, with a focus on creating inclusive and equitable learning environments. Sajadpour brings an analytical and empathetic approach, striving to blend rational thinking with emotional understanding. Her goal is to eliminate barriers, create a comfortable atmosphere, and ensure that all voices are heard. As the chair of the AIA Silicon Valley Women in Architecture committee, she actively works towards empowering women in the field and cultivating a more balanced and inclusive architectural community. As an accredited learning environment planner (ALEP), Sherry is committed to presenting design challenges with clear explanations. She values establishing meaningful connections with clients and serving as a trusted advisor to them. Her genuine passion lies in making a positive impact in the lives of students and educators, aiming to create inspiring spaces that cater to their unique needs.

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Simon Solis

Design Principal

Simon Solis

Design Principal

Stephen Wilkerson

Principal Architect

Stephen Wilkerson

Principal Architect

What started as a high school vacation to Hawaii quickly became a passion—and we don’t mean for the beach. While visiting the islands, Steve was inspired by unique buildings and structures and eventually decided to build his career in architecture. Since joining HMC in 1990, Steve’s experience has spanned a broad range of planning and design projects throughout Southern California. Today, Steve leads master planning, new construction, modernizations, and remodels for education facilities, with specialized expertise in security design issues for school campuses. He brings strong values and competency to HMC's successful completion of spiritual facilities throughout Southern California and is an excellent communicator with the ability to build consensus with diverse groups.

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Steve Potter

Creative Director

Steve Potter

Creative Director

Steve is an award-winning design professional with more than 20 years of graphic design, marketing, and art direction experience in the publishing and architecture industries. As HMC’s creative director, Steve interfaces with project design, marketing, and communication teams to deliver top-quality client-focused print, environmental, and digital experiences. He is an energetic, down-to-earth, creative, and managerial expert who delivers innovative design solutions and impactful outcomes while adhering to strict timelines and budgetary parameters.

Steven Wilson

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Steven Wilson

Healthcare Principal in Charge

Steve is a principal at HMC Architects' San Diego studio. With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in healthcare facility design and project management. A proponent of integrated project delivery, he has led several hospital replacements, renovations, and upgrades for major healthcare providers.

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Suzanne Sasaki-Hartstein

Design Principal

Suzanne Sasaki-Hartstein

Design Principal

Suzanne has over 20 years of education design experience working with school districts to infuse interior design into educational programming to help create innovative learning spaces.

Tarik D’Introno

Healthcare Planning Director

Tarik D’Introno

Healthcare Planning Director

Located in the firm’s San Diego studio, Tarik is essential in serving the firm’s healthcare clients and developing innovative ways to program, plan, and deliver healthcare projects. He believes that working closely with clients and understanding their complex needs yields successful, thoughtful, and effective solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare architect and has worked on a variety of innovative healthcare projects. Before pursuing a career in architecture, D’Introno was a medical student. Although he was fascinated by the healthcare field, he knew that he could play a larger, more integrated role in the planning and design of healthcare facilities.

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Tim DeWitt

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Tim DeWitt

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

As Principal in Charge, Tim has more than 30 years of educational experience. He has been personally responsible for more than 170 educational projects for multiple clients. His approach is rooted in the belief that every client has unique needs and expectations which must be met with personal attention and commitment. Based on this understanding, he has developed strong, long-term relationships with clients both big and small. Tim leads, facilitates, and manages people, processes, and projects, and is fully invested in collaborative problem solving and stakeholder inclusion. He is committed and determined to provide his clients not only a great experience, but exceptional project delivery that meets program needs and budgetary requirements—he understands this is the true measure of success.

Vipul Safi

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Vipul Safi

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Vipul’s more than 25 years of experience spans all aspects of large- and small-scale educational design projects. He has a proven record of project leadership with an appetite for simplifying complex problems and navigating multiple difficult tasks in a timely manner. From design through construction administration, his knowledge of the process and ability to closely work with clients are key to developing strong working relationships and sound project solutions.

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Virginia Marquardt

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

Virginia Marquardt

PreK-12 Principal in Charge

As principal in charge in HMC’s Los Angeles PreK-12 studio, Virginia serves the firm’s PreK–12 client base by working with school districts, strategic partners, and internal teams to ensure operations and business development success. She has more than 20 years of experience in PreK-12 architecture creating optimal learning environments of all sizes and complexities. Virginia enjoys partnering with school administers, teachers, parents, the community, and especially students to re-imagine learning environments that prepare kids for life after graduation.

Alan Lamonica

Chief People Officer

Alan Lamonica

Chief People Officer

Alan is HMC’s Chief Talent Officer. With over a decade of senior HR leadership, he is passionate about the employee experience and creating a workplace in which people are motivated and thrive. He loves understanding and supporting authentic employee engagement and is focused on attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining HMC’s greatest asset, its human talent.

Arturo Levenfeld

Executive Vice President, Operations, Board Member

Arturo Levenfeld

Executive Vice President, Operations, Board Member

As Executive Vice President, Operations, Arturo has more than 20 years of experience providing master planning, design leadership, and project management services in education, healthcare, civic, and community projects. He has worked successfully with a wide range of public and private clients in the development of projects up to one-half million square feet.

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Brad Glassick

Managing Principal

Brad Glassick

Managing Principal

Brad is a Principal working primarily from HMC Ontario’s Higher Education Studio. He has more than 20 years of experience on a wide variety of higher education projects. His experience spans all aspects of a campus environment including student housing, athletic complexes, and academic buildings. His involvement in the preliminary planning, design development, and construction administration phases of those projects has helped him become one of HMC’s most sought-after project managers.

Brian Meyers

PreK-12 Practice Leader

Brian Meyers

PreK-12 Practice Leader

As HMC’s Pre-K-12 Practice Leader, Brian is responsible for the strategic planning, direction, and management of the firm’s PreK-12 practice. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning all aspects of educational planning and design. He has earned an amazing reputation among clients and teammates for his project management style which encourages consensus building and seeks to ensure successful project delivery within tight time and budget restrictions.

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Brian Staton

President and CEO, Board Member

Brian Staton

President and CEO, Board Member

As President and CEO of HMC Architects, Brian’s collaborative leadership and commitment to partnering with clients to improve lives and communities through architecture is fundamental to setting the company apart as a leading design firm. With over 27 years of experience spanning all aspects of the architecture industry, including project management, programming, design, and construction administration, he leads with humility and is known for creating a diverse, positive workplace environment where others are empowered to do their best work. Brian’s passion is the intersection of architecture and people, and he believes that HMC’s success is attributed to its talented staff and clients.

George Vangelatos

Director of Healthcare Design

George Vangelatos

Director of Healthcare Design

As HMC’s Director of Healthcare Design, George is recognized for his knowledge of medical planning, designing complex healthcare projects, and Lean and Integrated Project Delivery experience. He is an award-winning architect with national and international experience and has developed expertise in the application of Lean strategies, decision-making processes, and performance-based designing.

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Hector Cruz

Managing Principal, Board Advisor

Hector Cruz

Managing Principal, Board Advisor

Hector strives to find innovative solutions that enhance the patient experience, push the sustainability envelope, and deliver high quality projects that meet his client’s business goals. He has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare architecture leading many of HMC’s most complex and largest new construction, renovation, and expansion projects. Hector is a patient, hard-worker who pushes himself to deliver the best for his clients. His dedication and commitment to achieve the client’s goals has fortified his reputation within the healthcare design community.

James Sink

Higher Education Practice Leader, Board Member

James Sink

Higher Education Practice Leader, Board Member

James is HMC's higher education practice leader. He is passionate about the intersection of creativity, intellectual pursuit, and the ability to positively impact people’s lives. James has over 23 years of experience in higher education design. His experience spans all aspects of a campus environment including student housing, athletic complexes, and academic buildings. James enjoys being creative and tackling new challenges; he has hand-built children’s furniture and recently embarked on a self-performed home remodel.

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Kevin Holland

Managing Principal

Kevin Holland

Managing Principal

Kevin is a distinguished architect with over 29 years of experience, specializing in higher education, healthcare, and civic planning. His expertise spans architectural design, project management, and operational excellence. Notable for his leadership, he has led significant HMC projects, including the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Engineering Building Study and the Manhattan Beach Begg Pool Facility Study. Committed to democratic design, he mentors underrepresented architects, emphasizing inclusive principles. Joining HMC in 2022, Kevin prioritizes public-oriented architecture, driven by his dedication to inclusivity.

Kirk Rose

Healthcare Practice Leader, Board Member

Kirk Rose

Healthcare Practice Leader, Board Member

With more than 35 years of architecture experience, Kirk specializes in healthcare facility planning and design, along with science, education, and large public projects. For Kirk, the best part of a project is the design process and working with the team to fulfill the client’s goals. He’s a positive role model for the community, as well as a knowledgeable mentor to his team in the Los Angeles office.

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Kristina Singiser

Managing Principal, Board Member

Kristina Singiser

Managing Principal, Board Member

As the managing principal at HMC’s Los Angeles studio, Kristina supports the growth and development of an exceptionally talented team to deliver design excellence to clients. She is an experienced architect with over 20 years of experience specializing in complex higher education projects at universities and colleges throughout California. She has led teams for both new construction and major renovations of multiple types of campus housing, libraries, and performing arts centers. As a certified design-build professional, Kristina believes there is tremendous value in the interaction and knowledge that contractors can bring to the design process.

Kyle Peterson

Community + Culture Practice Leader, Board Advisor

Kyle Peterson

Community + Culture Practice Leader, Board Advisor

As community + culture practice leader for the firm and managing principal for HMC's San Diego office, Kyle has a passion for supporting the specific needs of communities through public buildings. With over 20 years of experience, he works closely with city planners, communities, and contractors–using comprehensive surveys and evidence-based design to create purposeful, cost-effective civic buildings and centers.

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Marko Blagojevic

Managing Principal

Marko Blagojevic

Managing Principal

Marko is a Lead Design Principal for HMC Architects in Northern California. He has over 15 years of experience designing education, healthcare and civic facilities. As one of HMC’s regenerative design leaders, he strives to instill innovative ideas into high-performance design solutions that positively impact learning and healing environments. An award-winning designer, many of his projects are recognized for high levels of sustainability and have achieved industry recognition. Most notably, the Evergreen Valley College Math and Science Complex and Evergreen Valley College Fitness Center were awarded LEED Platinum. CSUMB Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building is placed on net-zero energy emerging list and received LEED Platinum certification.

Matt Endsley

Chief Financial Officer, Board Advisor

Matt Endsley

Chief Financial Officer, Board Advisor

As HMC’s chief financial officer, Matt is responsible for all financial and business services operations of the firm including strategies and metrics, internal controls, capital investments, risk management, finance and accounting, and operational analysis. Since he joined HMC in 2007, he has advanced systems and methods of financial analysis, increased studio operational acumen and performance, and worked with PreK-12 clients on long-range facility and capital outlay planning. He is passionate about process improvement, data analytics, and developing innovative solutions to help HMC achieve its financial goals.

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Arturo Levenfeld

Executive Vice President, Operations, Board Member

Arturo Levenfeld

Executive Vice President, Operations, Board Member

As Executive Vice President, Operations, Arturo has more than 20 years of experience providing master planning, design leadership, and project management services in education, healthcare, civic, and community projects. He has worked successfully with a wide range of public and private clients in the development of projects up to one-half million square feet.

Brian Staton

President and CEO, Board Member

Brian Staton

President and CEO, Board Member

As President and CEO of HMC Architects, Brian’s collaborative leadership and commitment to partnering with clients to improve lives and communities through architecture is fundamental to setting the company apart as a leading design firm. With over 27 years of experience spanning all aspects of the architecture industry, including project management, programming, design, and construction administration, he leads with humility and is known for creating a diverse, positive workplace environment where others are empowered to do their best work. Brian’s passion is the intersection of architecture and people, and he believes that HMC’s success is attributed to its talented staff and clients.

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Hector Cruz

Managing Principal, Board Advisor

Hector Cruz

Managing Principal, Board Advisor

Hector strives to find innovative solutions that enhance the patient experience, push the sustainability envelope, and deliver high quality projects that meet his client’s business goals. He has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare architecture leading many of HMC’s most complex and largest new construction, renovation, and expansion projects. Hector is a patient, hard-worker who pushes himself to deliver the best for his clients. His dedication and commitment to achieve the client’s goals has fortified his reputation within the healthcare design community.

James Sink

Higher Education Practice Leader, Board Member

James Sink

Higher Education Practice Leader, Board Member

James is HMC's higher education practice leader. He is passionate about the intersection of creativity, intellectual pursuit, and the ability to positively impact people’s lives. James has over 23 years of experience in higher education design. His experience spans all aspects of a campus environment including student housing, athletic complexes, and academic buildings. James enjoys being creative and tackling new challenges; he has hand-built children’s furniture and recently embarked on a self-performed home remodel.

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Julie Strauss

PreK-12 Market Leader, Board Advisor

Julie Strauss

PreK-12 Market Leader, Board Advisor

Julie is HMC's PreK-12 market leader and has 15 years of experience assisting PreK-12 districts throughout California to maximize and secure state funding. She is active in the Coalition of Adequate School Housing (CASH). She has served on the Legislative Advisory Committee, completed the CASH Leadership Academy, and recently received her Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designation with the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

Kirk Rose

Healthcare Practice Leader, Board Member

Kirk Rose

Healthcare Practice Leader, Board Member

With more than 35 years of architecture experience, Kirk specializes in healthcare facility planning and design, along with science, education, and large public projects. For Kirk, the best part of a project is the design process and working with the team to fulfill the client’s goals. He’s a positive role model for the community, as well as a knowledgeable mentor to his team in the Los Angeles office.

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Kristina Singiser

Managing Principal, Board Member

Kristina Singiser

Managing Principal, Board Member

As the managing principal at HMC’s Los Angeles studio, Kristina supports the growth and development of an exceptionally talented team to deliver design excellence to clients. She is an experienced architect with over 20 years of experience specializing in complex higher education projects at universities and colleges throughout California. She has led teams for both new construction and major renovations of multiple types of campus housing, libraries, and performing arts centers. As a certified design-build professional, Kristina believes there is tremendous value in the interaction and knowledge that contractors can bring to the design process.

Kyle Peterson

Community + Culture Practice Leader, Board Advisor

Kyle Peterson

Community + Culture Practice Leader, Board Advisor

As community + culture practice leader for the firm and managing principal for HMC's San Diego office, Kyle has a passion for supporting the specific needs of communities through public buildings. With over 20 years of experience, he works closely with city planners, communities, and contractors–using comprehensive surveys and evidence-based design to create purposeful, cost-effective civic buildings and centers.

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Matt Endsley

Chief Financial Officer, Board Advisor

Matt Endsley

Chief Financial Officer, Board Advisor

As HMC’s chief financial officer, Matt is responsible for all financial and business services operations of the firm including strategies and metrics, internal controls, capital investments, risk management, finance and accounting, and operational analysis. Since he joined HMC in 2007, he has advanced systems and methods of financial analysis, increased studio operational acumen and performance, and worked with PreK-12 clients on long-range facility and capital outlay planning. He is passionate about process improvement, data analytics, and developing innovative solutions to help HMC achieve its financial goals.

Michelle Denis

Corporate Secretary

Michelle Denis

Corporate Secretary

Michelle is a seasoned corporate secretary with more than 21 years of dedicated service at HMC Architects. Bringing with her extensive expertise in corporate administration and management, she has been an indispensable support to the President + CEO and is key figure in managing the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. With a decade-long tenure as a corporate officer, Michelle actively contributes to various board and corporate committees and has played a pivotal role in organizing and streamlining administrative operations across the entire firm. Currently she is gradually transitioning her responsibilities as she prepares for a well-deserved retirement in the coming years.

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Mike Lucki

Independent Board Member

Mike Lucki

Independent Board Member

Mike Lucki

Richard Kunnath

Independent Board Member

Richard Kunnath

Independent Board Member

Rik comes to HMC following a 35-year career with Charles Pankow Builders, where he served as both CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is one of the founders of DBIA, is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan, New Jersey, and Hawaii, and is a licensed General Contractor in California, Nevada, and Florida.

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