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We are thrilled to announce that our DCA team successfully coordinated a captivating presentation at the 2024 CALSA Conference in San Diego on June 28, 2024. This insightful session focused on the best practices for creating safe school environments, delving into critical aspects such as community engagement, preparedness, physical security, and infrastructure design solutions. The...
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We are thrilled to introduce Hector Gonzalez as the newest member of the Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) team, stepping into the role of Project Coordinator. Hector brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for excellence. As a devoted husband and father of three, Hector balances a busy family life with a variety...
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Introducing Donn Merriam, AIA, a seasoned Senior Architect with over thirty years of professional experience specializing in K-12 public school design. Donn possesses a remarkable track record of successfully managing projects, from classroom modernizations to full campus replacements, showcasing his expertise in leading teams through all phases of design, documentation, contract administration, and DSA processes....
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On May 20, 2024, DCA had the honor of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for North Salinas High School’s new two-story classroom and admin building. This project marks the beginning of an effort to provide 21st century classrooms and site improvements for the school. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the voters who supported this initiative...
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On May 14, 2024, John C. Fremont Elementary School in Modesto, California, celebrated significant campus upgrades with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This milestone event highlighted the completion of major improvements designed to enhance safety and operational efficiency. The school now features a new multipurpose room and administration building, as well as improved streetscapes, parking facilities,...
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DCA proudly welcomes Sandra Curiel as a new addition to our team as our Marketing Coordinator. In addition to her responsibilities with DCA, Sandra will also work with our sister company, Valley Construction Services, Inc. In her role as Marketing Coordinator for both companies, Sandra will be coordinating and strengthening internal and external communications, marketing,...
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Derivi Castellanos Architects proudly announces the newest addition to our team, Conrad de Jesus, stepping in as Senior Architect. With an impressive career that began after his graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Conrad brings a wealth of experience to our firm, especially valuable in serving our TK-12 education clients. His extensive background...
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DCA is excited to announce the winners of its inaugural internal design competition, “The Founders Prize.” This yearly event, named in honor of DCA Founders Linda Derivi, AIA-Emeritus, and Steve Castellanos, FAIA, aims to showcase the talents of the firm’s Emerging Professionals. The competition provides an opportunity for teams of two to develop innovative design...
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DCA – Derivi Castellanos Architects is thrilled to have been a part of the modernization project at Earl Le Gette Elementary School in Fair Oaks! The ribbon cutting ceremony on March 21 marked a significant milestone in the school’s history as it unveiled its newly revamped campus to the community. From the multipurpose room and...
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DCA proudly welcomes Ravi Diwan as the newest addition to our team. Ravi holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from North Maharashtra University in India and is a licensed Architect in India and is pursuing his license in California. With over 20 years of industry experience, Ravi brings a wealth of expertise to his role....
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