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Kristen Dyke
We are excited to announce that José Banda has joined the Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) team as our Director of Client Relations. José has worked in the education sector for over 40 years, starting as a teacher, high school counselor and principal, and then serving as a superintendent for school districts in California and Washington...
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Tugce joined Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) in 2018 and has continued to be an extremely dedicated and resourceful team player. She recently completed five modernization projects for Fremont Union High School District and is currently working on three more. Tugce has shown great leadership by taking on a greater role in producing construction documents for...
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Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) is excited to announce the promotion of Neil Billings to Sr. Project Manager! Neil previously worked for DCA from 2002-2012 and we were fortunate when he joined us again in 2020 as a Project Manager. With unwavering leadership and superior technical skills, he ensures that DCA always serves our clients to...
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Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) is excited to announce Wes Eckhart’s promotion to Sr. Project Manager! Wes joined DCA in 2016 as a Designer. Since then, he was promoted to Project Manager and now to Sr. Project Manager. Two of his notable accomplishments include Albany Unified School District’s $42 million new Ocean View Elementary School and...
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Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) is excited to welcome Jesus Valdez, AIA, as a Job Captain and newest member of the team! Jesus is a licensed architect in California and Arizona. His architectural career spans 17 years in Northern California, working on a variety of education, residential, new commercial and tenant improvement projects ranging from the...
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Avelino “Jun” Coniconde Jr., AIA Assoc., LEED AP, has joined Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) as a Job Captain. Welcome to the team, Jun! With 23 years of design experience, Jun has contributed to the exceptional architecture of public and commercial buildings in Manila and the San Francisco Bay Area. He worked as a licensed architect...
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Please welcome Steve Sowa, AIA, LEEP AP! He brings 40 years of experience to the Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) team. As a Sr. Architect, he will be focusing on the front end of the architecture process — working with K-12 and higher education clients to listen to their program needs and budget, and creating the...
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Welcome to the team! Rick Aguilar brings 30 years of construction experience to his Project Manager role for Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA). His career has spanned all aspects of project and construction management across academic, healthcare, justice, transportation, wastewater and hospitality markets. Rick is highly motivated and prior to joining DCA, he operated his own...
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Derivi Castellanos Architects is excited to welcome Jason Albright as a Senior Project Manager to our growing team! Jason’s 30 years of architecture and project management in the San Francisco Bay Area has included a wide range of projects spanning several markets — the top of his list is his experience designing and managing the historical Vina Enoteca...
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