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Philip Liang
Principal / Design Director
Philip Liang

Principal / Design Director

Philip received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which included studies in Italy. Responsible for the firm’s overall design direction and quality control, he is also a meticulous detailer. Philip manages the firm’s most complex projects and has a hand in guiding every project as a mentor and collaborator. Born in Guang Zhou, China, his multicultural background enriches his design vocabulary.


Sean Kakigi
Principal
Sean Kakigi

Principal

Sean came to us from Aidlin Darling Design with a background in high end residence design, detailing and construction. Sean earned a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, and worked at Suyama Peterson Deguchi architects in Seattle, Washington and Morimoto Architects in Berkeley. He is a licensed architect in California, and is currently managing the design process for a large project in Wine Country.


Julia Arria
Principal
Julia Arria

Principal

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Julia attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is licensed to practice architecture in California. Before joining ODS, she worked at Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco and then Koch Architects in Berkeley, designing high end residences and restaurants.  Julia is involved in all aspects of design and project management at ODS. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her kids, and playing the drums in a local rock band.


Dmitry Martynov
Associate
Dmitry Martynov

Associate

Dmitry grew up in Russia before moving to the Bay Area at a young age. His upbringing has been an advantage in the profession of architecture, giving him a unique cultural perspective and appreciation for diversity. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture from University of California Berkeley and joined our firm in 2014.

Apart from work, Dmitry recently became a father and thus developed an even greater interest in coffee. He is also an outdoorsman and an adventure seeker. If he isn’t exploring, he’s either wrenching on his overland rig or cheering from the grandstands of a Formula 1 race.


Christo DaSilva
Architect
Christo DaSilva

Architect

A Bay Area native, growing up in Piedmont, Christo received a Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is licensed to practice architecture in California. His prior experience was primarily designing schools, gyms, theaters, offices and homes when he was at Studio Bondy Architecture in Oakland. Before that, he worked at Levitch Associates in Berkeley, Bull Stockwell Allen Architects and Hilliard Architects in San Francisco. Christo is overseeing several new custom home projects that require his experience, design and organizational skills.


Mona Fulambarkar
Designer
Mona Fulambarkar

Designer

Raised in the San Jose area after moving from India at a young age, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in New York. Moving back to the Bay Area she worked at the family landscape design firm, then joined Landsystems Landscapes in Redwood City. Mona is now focused on developing her skills in the practice of architecture while incorporating her landscape knowledge into our projects.


Toune Saengsoury
Interior Designer
Toune Saengsoury

Interior Designer

Toune received a Certificate of Achievement, Interior Design from Ohlone College and prior to that earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Film & Media Communications from University of California Santa Cruz. After working early on in entertainment PR/advertising, she found interior design to be her passion to express creativity and believes that designed spaces are an internal reflection of who we are to the external world. Continuing in this field led her to Noz Design, TRG Architects and Aquilo Interiors before joining us. This experience validated her interest in high-end residential architecture and interior design.


Stephanie Centeno
Interiors
Stephanie Centeno

Interiors

A Central Valley, California native, Stephanie started in commercial and contract interior design at CORE Spaces + Design as both an intern and designer after graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Design from California State University, Fresno, in 2016. Working in our firm is allowing her to expand her skills in residential interior design and fulfill a goal of living in the S.F. Bay Area.


Antoine Navarro
Designer
Antoine Navarro

Designer

Having graduated from the University of Architecture of Versailles in France, Antoine has developed his practice of architecture design around the world including Paris, Tokyo and Hongkong before coming to the U.S. in 2018. By following his passion for the California midcentury architecture, he worked at Koch Architects in Berkeley before joining us in 2022. Antoine’s experience in a wide variety of projects, scale, and cultures has made him a unique addition to the firm.


Gretchen Mehlhoff-Wade
Office Management
Gretchen Mehlhoff-Wade

Office Management

A Bay Area native Gretchen earned a B.F.A in Photography with a minor in Interior Architecture from CCA in Oakland. She also attended U. of Colorado where she received a B.S. in Journalism. Working at 1701 Associates in Oakland managing construction projects, she went on to Wolfe Inc. a general contracting firm. Then joining Vida Health a multi-disciplinary whole body health firm as a coach and manager. Her background in construction, administration, human resources, and design fills an important role in our growing firm.


Meigan Dadzie
Administrative  
Meigan Dadzie

Administrative