People

DAVID TRACHTENBERG
President and Founding Principal

Contact

510/649-1414 x112
david@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Master of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1985
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1980 (With Honors)
Fine Arts Major. California State University, Long Beach

Registration

Registered California Architect since 1989, License #20926

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 1991 – present
Abrams, Millikan and Kent, Developers/Builders, 1988-90
Ryan Associates, General Contractors, 1986-88
Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Designer 1980-81

Affiliations

Architects & Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility

LEED AP Accredited , 2012

Teaching/Public Speaking

Lecturer/ Studio Instructor, UC Berkeley, Fall 2009

ISAIAH STACKHOUSE
Principal

Contact

510/649-1414 x124
Isaiah@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Master of Architecture, UC Berkeley, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Arts, minor in Physics, 1994, Bates College, Lewiston, ME,
Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 2006 – present
Santos Prescott and Associates, San Francisco, Associate, 2000- 2006
Endres Ware, Project Manager, 1998-2000
Millrock, Inc., Project Manager, 1994-1997

ROBERT NISHIMORI
Principal

Contact

510/649-1414 x111
robert@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo, 1985

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 1999 – present
Morimoto Architects, Berkeley, 1995-1999
Weinstein Copeland Architects, Seattle, 1991-1994
Siegel & Strain Architects, 1990-1991
Wayne Katsumata Architect, 1989-1991
DiNapoli Berger Architects, 1987-1989
Hall Hurley Deutsch Architects, 1980-1984

MAURICIO DE LA PENA
Managing Director

Contact

510/649-1414 x129
mauricio@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Management, Anahuac University/Polytechnic Institute of Madrid
Bachelor in Architecture, Anahuac University, Mexico City, Mexico, 1994

Registration

Registered California Architect since 2010, #20926
Registered Architect in Mexico since 2000

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 2013 – present
Skidmore Ownings & Merrill, SF, 2013
Sebastian Mariscal Studio, San Diego, Managing Director, 2010- 2013,
Rocal. Project Manager and Construction Management- San Diego, 2008-2010
Luce et Studio Architects, San Diego, Managing Director, 2001-2008
LM+A Arquitectos, Mexico City, 1999-2000, Project Manager
Sordo Madalena Arquitectos, Mexico City, 1994-1999

NEVEN KRICKOVIC
Associate

Contact

510/649-1414 x113
neven@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, UC Berkeley, 2002

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 2006 – present
Ian Birchall and Associates, San Francisco, 2005-2006
NK Constructors, LLC.& Group 2 Architects, New Jersey, 2003-2005

DANIEL MASON
Project Manager

Contact

510/649-1414 x129
daniel@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 2002
Bachelors of Environmental Design, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998

Registration

Registered California Architect since 2009 , license #C32278

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects 2013 – present
Mark Horton /Architecutre, San Francisco, 2004-2012
Audrey Matlock Architect, New York, 2002-2004
Christian Hubert Studio, New York 2001
Figa Architecture, Tahoe City, 2000
Terrain Associates, Massachusetts, 1998-1999

TIMOTHY ROSS HILL
Project Manager

Contact

510/649-1414 x118
tim@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Bachelors of of Architecture, UC Berkeley, 1982

Registration

Registered California Architect since 2002, license #C29095

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects 2013 – present
Backen Gillam Kroeger Architects, Sausilito, CA 2007-2013
Michael Guthrie & Company, San Francisco, 2000-2007
David Baker Associates Architects, San Francisco, 1997-20000

DANIEL KALANI
Designer

Contact

510/649-1414 x115
dk@trachtenbergarch.com

Education

Master of Science in Architecture, Technical University of Delft,The Netherlands, 2007
Bachelor of Architecture, Technical University of Delft,The Netherlands,2004

Professional Experience

Trachtenberg Architects, 2014 – present
Ashdown Architecture, Inc.
ONSIA Architectuur, Rotterdam 2006-2011
UN Studio, Amsterdam, 2006

Languages

English, Dutch, Farsi

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The creation of a building involves many minds and hands.  

Without the collective efforts of a great many people the work contained in these pages would not have been possible.  In addition to the architects, builders, craftspeople,  fabricators, technicians, artists, engineers and city officials who’s contributions have been immeasurable, we owe a special debt to each of our clients who have been important collaborators in the creative process.

These architects and interns have worked in our office from 1991 to the present:
(Current employees are in bold)

  • Joshua Aidlin
  • Tamala Anderson
  • Lidia Birukova
  • Christian Dauer
  • Mauricio De la Peña
  • Devi Dutta-Choudhury
  • Carla Dominquez
  • Jason Dries-Daffner
  • Monica Grau
  • Timothy Ross Hill
  • Elise Johnson
  • Kasia Kowalska-Ekstrand
  • Daniel “Donny” Kalani
  • Neven Krickovic
  • Daniel Mason
  • Robert Nishimori
  • Chinh Nguyenphuc
  • Eric Osth
  • Ken Powelson
  • Joe Perone
  • David Ramer
  • Ari Seligman
  • Patricia Isobel Solis-Fillon
  • A. Gene Sparling
  • Isaiah Stackhouse
  • Winnie Stopps, MD, AIA
  • Michael Williams
  • David Willett
  • Alexandra Vondeling
  • Michele Yin

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

These people have inspired and/or collaborated with us over the years:

  • Denny Abrams – Architect, Developer, Builder, Mentor
  • David Bass – Builder
  • Richard Bender – Professor of Architecture, Mentor
  • Steve DeJesse – Structural Engineer
  • Kathy Farley – Color Consultant
  • John FIscher – Furniture & Cabinet maker
  • John Gordon – Real Estate
  • Marty Kaufman – General Contractor
  • Robert Kehlman – Landmarks Commissioner, Champion
  • Bill Kreysler – Sculptor, Architectural Fabricator
  • Anthony Mar – Business Advisor
  • Rick Millikan – Architect, Developer, Builder
  • Bill McClung – First Important Client, Apostle
  • Jeffrey Miller -Landscape Architect
  • Ken Natkin – Attorney and former Architect
  • Steve Nichols – Cabinet maker
  • John Norhiem – Real Estate
  • Steven Oliver – General Contractor & Developer
  • Deborah Oropallo – Artist
  • Paco Prieto – Artist and Craftsman
  • Alice Prussin – Lighting Designer
  • Peter, Steven and Morgan Read, Clients
  • Moshe Safdie – Teacher, Architect
  • Frederic Schwartz – Architect, Collaborator
  • John Simon – Sculptor, Builder
  • Rob Stewart – Poet, Builder
  • Steve Tipping – Structural Engineer
  • Steven Tobriner – Professor of Architectural History, Protagonist
  • Amy Trachtenberg – Artist
  • Beth Trachtenberg – Muse, Scientist
  • Julie Trachtenberg – Landscape Architect- Artist
  • Mitzi Trachtenberg – Artist
  • Robert Trachtenberg – Landscape Architect
  • Don Yost – Real Estate mavin
  • Kamal Youssef – Artist, Engineer, Early Mentor
  • Peter Yu – Structural Engineer
  • Farid Zeidan – Painter
  • Michael Zeigler – Developer, Rabbi, Friend