Alan Ohashi Principal

Alan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, sculpture and photography, and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography, both from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Master in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. Before launching his architectural career Alan helped to create a not-for-profit multimedia organization called Visual Communications, which is still in existence today, producing documentary films, books and educational materials.

In 1985 ODS Architecture / Ohashi Design Studio began as a combination of studies in Architecture, furniture and teaching. Designing furniture for Conde House, a company based in Japan, Herman Miller in Michigan and teaching furniture and architecture at UC Berkeley and the California College of Arts filled out the early years of the practice. Transitioning into a pure architectural practice the initial focus was primarily on residential remodel and retail store design. More recently the firm has developed into designing large new custom residences, college campuses and museums incorporating the latest in sustainable technologies.

Philip Liang 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 project manager and 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, he speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin and incorporates fundamental Feng Shui design principles into our projects.

Brandin Roat Architect

Having grown up in the Sacramento area, Brandin received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is currently managing the design, permitting and construction process for several large custom homes in the Bay Area. Prior to joining us, he was at Hulburd Design and BRR Architecture, San Francisco, and Dreyfuss & Blackford, Sacramento, California. Brandin is a registered architect in Colorado and working toward a license to practice architecture in California.

Sean Kakigi Architect

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 Architect

Growing up in Santa Barbara she attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is licensed to practice architecture in California. Julia was at Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco and then Koch Architects in Berkeley working on high end residences and restaurants and was involved in all aspects of design and project administration. Her outside interests include having just purchased her own laser cutting machine with which she designs and makes her own jewelry, and playing the drums in a local rock band.

Dmitry Martynov Architectural Associate

Having received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture from University of California Berkeley, Dmitry joined our firm in 2014 and is currently working toward his California architecture license. Dmitry has multiple roles managing architectural design projects and the firm website and maintaining the firm’s online presence. Growing up in Russia and moving to California at a young age has been an advantage in the profession of architecture, giving him a unique cultural perspective. In addition, his experience as a professional Barista provides him with an advantage in working with unique client needs. Prior to joining us, he worked at Jacki Yahn Architects in San Carlos, California.

Christopher Hockenberry Architectural Associate

Christopher has had a varied background with classes in the Construction Management Certificate Program at the University of California Davis after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Originally from South Dakota, he has adapted well to the San Francisco Bay Area after spending some time working and living in Chicago. Previously he worked at Verisk Analytics, Chicago, Illinois, Structure + Space, Oakland, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, studio (n-1), Toronto, Canada and Omni Design Group, Inc., San Luis Obispo.

Michelle Huber Architectural Associate

In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Practice, both from U.C. Berkeley. Especially interested in ecology, she obtained her Permaculture Design Certification from the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco and studied at the Professional Program in Sustainable Design from the U.C. Berkeley Extension. Prior experience includes the architecture firms of Leger Wanaselja Architecture in Berkeley and Samonsky + Pometta Architects in Oakland, California. She also has experience in the field of industrial design, having created new products for companies including CamelBak in Petaluma and Hydrapak in Oakland. Michelle has worked as an independent consultant on a variety of design projects and is an avid painter in oil and watercolor.

Juan Cerda Architectural Associate

Originally from Mexico moving to and growing up in California, Juan received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining our firm, he worked at Syncopated Architecture and Dahlin Group Architecture, working on multi-family projects creating building permit sets and coordinating construction of vertical and horizontal additions and interior alterations. He is also a serious soccer player participating in local leagues.

Atara Kelman Interiors

Atara received her Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design in New York. She is LEED AP certified and her prior work experience included Sharchitecture, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, Apartment Zero, Manna Inc. Design-Build, Lehman Smith McLeish, all in Washington, D.C. Growing up in the East Coast and having traveled extensively, Atara’s keen sense of taste and style has enriched our color and material palette.

Carina Felix Design & Administrative

Growing up in Central California, Carina then moved to the Bay Area where she obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley. She has had a varied experience working for a fashion designer in San Francisco, the City of Berkeley planning department, as well as for herself as a residential landscape designer.

Meigan Dadzie Administrative

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