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Bob Martin-Waddell

Licensed in California. Bob Waddell has over 44 years of experience in architectural design and large-scale construction. As an architect and BIM specialist, he has a complete understanding of integrating design with new technologies. With more than 30 years as a BIM Specialist and systems analyst, […]

Timothy Bowen

Licensed in California. An expert in multi-family housing, Tim has designed and built hundreds of units of mixed-use, senior, market-rate housing throughout NorthernCalifornia. His favorite projects in his portfolio are community-focused affordable housing. A steady Project Architect and lead, Tim is comfortable coordinating complex projects, […]

Derek Westby

Licensed in Colorado. Derek has a background ranging in scale from single-family residential to high-rise and mixed-use projects. He also has experience working in hospitality, restaurant design, and adaptive re-use. His journey has included both architecture and planning, from initial concepts and pencil strokes through […]

Sophia Zhang

Sophia is a native of the Bay area and developed an interest in architecture while traveling with her family at a young age. She decided to pursue architecture after volunteering for a summer at a skills training center for the blind and visually impaired. Sophia […]

John Doyle

John’s professional experience in urban design and architecture spans 16 years and ranges from designing multifamily residential buildings in the Bay Area to planning senior community campuses in Oregon. John has the unique ability to design and illustrate concepts in a variety of ways from […]

Gretchen Till

Gretchen began her career in the built environment bicycling through the forests and wetlands of New York City as a planner for the NYC Parks Department. By supporting the creation of greenways and bike paths throughout the many neighborhoods and ecologies of the five boroughs […]

Ruchira Gaur

Ruchira is passionate about minimalist designs and sustainable community development. Prior to joining VMWP, Ruchira worked closely with developers and city planning departments in New York City and Stamford to design market rate and affordable housing. She also worked as an Urban Designer and Land […]

Liz Murphy

Liz has always been drawn to the arts and sciences. Specific to her interest in architecture, Liz has enjoyed exploring architecture as a multi-sensory experience, as well as its role within the landscape. Her architectural studies were cultivated at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo […]

Masoomeh Sharifi Soofiani

Masoomeh has over a decade of professional design experience, ranging in scale from residential units to neighborhood plans to urban studies and plans. Her diverse work experience across the Bay Area and city of Tehran includes regional plans, street adaptations, urban infills, historic rehabilitations, cultural, […]

Pei-Chi Chen

Before coming to the States, Pei-Chi had five-year practical experience as a licensed architect in Taiwan where he worked on a wide range of architectural design projects including transportation facilities, campus buildings, commercial, mixed-use and housing. Then he came to UC Berkeley to study in […]

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