People

ANA BLOMEIER
Designer

Contact

510/649-1414
Ana@TrachtenbergArch.com

Education
University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture, 2010

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 2019 – present
Studio KDA  2015 – 2019
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 2010-02015

Ana’s says:
“I feel that the design of a space, whether it’s through its shape, height, lighting, or connection to the area, can elevate a person’s consciousness.”

MAURICIO DE LA PENA
Principal, 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
Registered Architect in Mexico since 2000

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 2013 – present
Skidmore Owings & 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

Hometown
Mexico City, Mexico

Mauricio says:
“There are so many complexities and people involved with bringing a building to life; I enjoy the challenge of orchestrating the whole process. My management style is like an intricate balancing act.  I am able to oversee the interviewing and hiring of local Mexico City staff while also handling large projects and firm budgets.”

AMY SUI CHANG
Designer/Project Manager

Contact

510/649-1414
amy@trachtenbergarch.com

Education
Yale University, Master of Architecture, 2009
Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2003

Registrations
Registered New York Architect
LEED AP BC+D

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 2020 – present
Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young, Seattle, 2017 – 2019
Perkins & Will, Seattle, 2015-2017
Joseph Pell Lombardi & Associates, New York, 2013 – 2015

Hometown

Amy says:
“ I like that the skill set of an architect is multifaceted, encompassing the imagination needed to create something new, the eye for materials and construction details, and the desire to build relationships with the people that he or she serves.”

EDGAR FLORES
Designer

Contact

510/649-1414 x 131
Edgar@TrachtenbergArch.com

Education
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura Unidad Zacatenco Ciudad de México, Ingeniería Civil, 2018.Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos No. 1 “Gonzalo Vázquez Vela” Ciudad de México, Título de Bachillerato Construcción. 2013

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects 2018 – present
Vieyra Arquitectos, CDMX, 2013- 2018

Hometown
Mexico City, Mexico

Edgar says:
“I pursued architecture because of my passion and the wide range of disciplines that are required in the architectural field. “

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

Hometown
Rotterdam, Holland

Daniel says:
“My favorite part of the design process is the moment I recognize that a sketch I am working on is becoming a potential solution. It is incredibly exciting to watch something grow and come to fruition. Especially when creating meaningful and functional spaces.”

NEVEN KRICKOVIC
Technical Director/Project Manager

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

Hometown
Berkeley, California

Neven says:
“Joining an architectural firm is not unlike your first day of school.  You come in with some basic knowledge that will help ground you along but you need an open, curious mind and a willingness to adapt and learn fast as new challenges arrive every day.”

LUCIO LOZANO
Designer

Contact

510/649-1414 x131
Lucio@trachtenbergarch.com

Hometown
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad De Las Americas Puebla, Mexico, 2011

Registration
Registered Architect in Mexico since 2012

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects 2018 – present
Parque Humano  2016-2018
Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta Arquietctura, Mexico City  2014- 2016
Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos, Mexico City,  2014-2015
Moyao Arquitectos, Mexico City  2011-2013

Hometown
Mexico City, Mexico

Lucio says:
“I enjoy the creation process: especially the analysis, and conceptual phase, when the first ideas are cooking.”

GUILLERMO OTERO
Senior Project Manager

Contact

510/649-1414 x120
Guilllermo@TrachtenbergArch.com

Education
Master of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Bachelor of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1984

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 2018– present
Silicon Sage Builders, 2016–2018
Kirk E. Peterson & Associates, 2014–2016
GO Designer’s Studio, 2010–2014
TWM Architects & Planners, 2007–2009
Kodama Diseño 2002–2007
Backen & Gillam Architects, 1999–2002
Marcy Wong Architect, 1996–1999
Sandy & Babcock, 1994–1996
Edward J. Gee & Associates, 1989–1994
Gensler & Associates, 1987–1984

Hometown
Barranquilla, Colombia

Guillermo says:
“God is in the details, design extends from the original concept of the entire building and its proportions to the minor minutia of material selection, functionality of door hardware, or the use of a corner saddle flashing.”

ISAIAH STACKHOUSE
Principal, Design Director

Contact

510/649-1414 x124
Isaiah@trachtenbergarch.com

Education
UC Berkeley, Master of Architecture, 2000
Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Bachelor of Science in Arts, minor in Physics, 1994,
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

Hometown
Norwich, Vermont

Isaiah says:
“For me, art and physics are exactly the same—they are both a way of looking at the world.”

ERIC TAM
Designer

Contact

510/649-1414 x118
eric@trachtenbergarch.com

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2017

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 2018 – present
Arcanum Architecture, 2016

Hometown
Las Vegas, Nevada

Eric says:
“I see buildings as the culmination of a long series of problems, each having been analyzed and resolved. Each resolution should trace back to the core concept and, bit by bit, contribute to a cohesive whole.”

DAVID TRACHTENBERG
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, 1976-1978

Registration
Registered California Architect since 1989

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects, 1991 – present
Abrams, Millikan & Kent, 1988–90
Ryan Associates Builders 1986–88
Michael Dennis & Associates 1985–1986
SOM, Designer 1980–81

Affiliations
Architects & Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility
LEED AP Accredited, 2009

Teaching/Public Speaking
Lecturer/ Studio Instructor, UC Berkeley, Fall 2009

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David says:
One of the things I love about being an architect is that it touches on just about everything – art, design, technology, sustainability, sociology, psychology, history, business, real estate, construction, photography, sculpture – you name it.”

LUIS VAZQUEZ
Designer

Contact

5610/501-7299 x132
luis@trachtenbergarch.com

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, ITESM Campus Querétaro, México, 2014

Professional Experience
Trachtenberg Architects 2018 – present
Gensler, México City.  2017-2018
Vieyra Arquitectos, México City.  2015- 2017
CARSO Infraestructura y construcción, México City.  2014-2015

Hometown
Mexico City, Mexico

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 whose 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
  • Ana Blomeier 
  • Benjamin Benitez
  • Lidia Birukova
  • Amy Sui Chang 
  • Christian Dauer
  • Edgar Flores
  • Mauricio De la Peña  
  • Jason Dries-Daffner
  • Jinda Guo
  • Monica Grau
  • Timothy Ross Hill
  • Kasia Kowalska-Ekstrand
  • Haonan Jia
  • Daniel Kalani
  • Neven Krickovic
  • Lucio Lozano
  • Daniel Mason
  • Robert Nishimori
  • Chinh Nguyenphuc
  • Guillermo Otero 
  • Eric Osth
  • Ken Powelson
  • Joe Perone
  • Ari Seligman
  • Patricia Isobel Solis-Fillon
  • A. Gene Sparling
  • Isaiah Stackhouse
  • Winnie Stopps, MD, AIA
  • Eric Tam
  • David Willett
  • Luis Vazquez 
  • Alexandra Vondeling

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
  • John FIscher – Furniture & Cabinet maker
  • John Gordon – Real Estate
  • 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 Norheim – Real Estate
  • Steven Oliver – General Contractor & Developer
  • Deborah Oropallo – Artist
  • Paco Prieto – Artist and Craftsman
  • Peter, Steven and Morgan Read, Clients
  • Moshe Safdie – Teacher, Architect
  • Frederic Schwartz – Architect, Collaborator
  • 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
  • Kamal Youssef – Artist, Engineer, Early Mentor
  • Peter Yu – Structural Engineer
  • Farid Zeidan – Painter
  • Michael Zeigler – Developer, Rabbi, Friend