PEOPLE
Christopher Wasney
Principal
Brent McClure
Principal
Kaori Abiko
Associate
Mousam Adcock
Associate
Matt Dohrmann
Associate
Monique Wood
Associate
Katie Gutierrez
Associate
Keith Wainschel
Associate
Jilian Cadouri
 
Serena Franklin
 
Sang-Eun Lee
 
Mary Desing
 
Pui-San Ng
 
Lauren Schultz
 
Jazmine Brown
 
Pragati Shah
 
Matthew Federe
 
Alexandria Evans
 
Alex Siegel
 
Jordan Keiser
 
Darwin Yellowhair
 
Kathryn Stevens
 
Theresa Helseth
 
Samuel Witt
 
Susan Lee
 
Kelly Whelan
 
Camila Luong
 
Christina Kim
 


CHRISTOPHER WASNEY FAIA, PRINCIPAL

BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Wasney brings a wealth of expertise to designing and managing challenging projects for universities, community-based institutions and non-profits. A founding principal of CAW Architects, Inc., Chris directs the firm’s higher education and historic preservation work, including more than 100 projects at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. Santa Cruz, as well as numerous performance venue, commercial interiors, civic, and residential projects.

Chris particularly relishes the challenges of finding appropriate and distinctive design responses within established buildings and campuses. He is skilled at balancing the demands of program, preservation, and budget, and thrives in the hands-on role as a team leader from project inception to closeout. His work includes new buildings as well as large-scale renovations and adaptive reuse projects on historic buildings. Chris is on the faculty of the Architectural Design Program at Stanford University and the Board of Directors of the California Preservation Foundation. He is a recipient of the prestigious Birge Clark Award from the AIA Silicon Valley, and is a member of the AIA College of Fellows.

 

EDUCATION

Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, 1980

International Laboratory of Architecture and

Urban Design, Summer Residential Course, Siena, Italy, 1985

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Architecture, 1988

ACTIVITIES

Board Member, California Preservation Foundation

Faculty Member, Stanford University, Architectural Design Program

Stanford University Humanities Task Force Member

Board of Managers, Presidio YMCA 2006-2012

Design Awards Chairman 2010, Santa Clara Valley AIA Chapter

Northwest Bernal Heights Design Review Board 1998 – 2004

Boys Basketball Coach, The San Francisco School 2006 – 2009

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in the State of California (C 22197)

College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

National Trust for Historic Preservation

California Preservation Foundation

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CAS.)

Association for Preservation Technology (APT)

San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)

 



BRENT MCCLURE AIA, PRINCIPAL

BIOGRAPHY

Brent leads the firm’s educational work, guiding the design and leading a vast array of K-14 projects.  These include nearly every project type found on a school campus, from complex modernizations, classroom wings and science laboratories, to gymnasiums, theaters, and new ground-up campuses.  Brent has developed and designed K-12 facilities for CAW since 2004, and has completed over 60 projects for 15 districts.  Notable recent work includes the Science and Art Building at Andrew Hill HS and the Renovation of Building N into a new Student Center at Independence HS.  Brent has also overseen numerous projects at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, and thrives working in a campus setting. He particularly enjoys leading the process to discover uniquely elegant design solutions that balance context, the environment, as well as community needs within an educational campus setting.  He has an established passion to integrate high-performance design directly into an architectural solution, often through novel and creative approaches.

 

EDUCATION

California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Architecture, 1995

International Studies Program, Florence Italy, 1992-1993

REGISTRATION & AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in California (C29230)

American Institute of Architects

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)

California Preservation Foundation

Community College Facility Coalition



KAORI ABIKO AIA, LEED-AP, ASSOCIATE

BIOGRAPHY

Since joining CAW in 2000, Kaori has worked on a diverse range of planning & design for  university facilities, K-12 education, residential, historic preservation, and commercial projects.  She was the Project Manager on the Stanford d.School project as well as the rehabilitation of U.C. Berkeley’s Hearst Greek Theatre, and just recently completed her work on the historic renovation of Stanford’s Old Chemistry Building.  Currently, she is in the construction administration phase of the renovation of Berkeley High School’s historic 100,000 SF Community Theater.  She has also been responsible for several large and complex K-12 modernizations and new classroom wings.  Her passion, design skills, and dedication to her work and clients have established her as a leader of our firm. 

 

EDUCATION

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, 1998

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in California (C32376)

LEED-Accredited Professional 

SPUR San Francisco

American Institute of Architects

 



MOUSAM ADCOCK AIA, LEED-AP, ASSOCIATE

Mousam Adcock has over fifteen years of experience in the practice of architecture. Mousam has a diverse experience in higher education work for private and public entities and commercial design. She brings a wealth of experience from programming to design and construction administration. She recently wrapped up construction on the new 56,000 square feet office and conference center for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  Prior to that, she completed a large renovation and new construction project at the University of Santa Cruz, Merrill College that created a new central heart of the college. She is currently leading the construction administration effort for a new Science Innovation Center at Monterey High School and construction documents for the new Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. 

Mousam was also an adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University, School of Architecture for five years and a board member for the American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter for two years during her residency in Columbus, Ohio. 

 

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Master of Architecture, 2004

Lafayette College, Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2001

Lafayette College, Bachelor of Arts in Art, 2001

 

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in California (C33958)

Registered Architect in Ohio – No. 0814638

USGBC LEED Accredited Professional

NCARB Certified

American Institute of Architects, member

AIA Columbus Board of Directors – Director (2009/2010)



MATT DOHRMANN, ASSOCIATE

BIOGRAPHY

Matt has 25 years of architectural experience, and has worked in a range of sectors, with a recent focus on public school design and construction.  His project responsibilities include building design, client coordination, project management, consultant coordination, and technical quality control.  He has led nearly $200 million of construction projects for multiple school districts with a special emphasis on construction administration of large-scale, multi-phase campus modernizations and new buildings.  He recently completed the additions and modernizations of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District’s two campuses, and is currently overseeing construction on Tule Elk Elementary’s early education school for San Francisco Unified SD.

 

EDUCATION

California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Architecture, 1994

Washington DC / Alexandria Urban Studies Consortium, 1991-1992

University of California at Davis, Design program, 1987-1990

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in California (C33815) 

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)

American Institute of Architects

 



MONIQUE WOOD AIA, LEED-AP, ASSOCIATE

BIOGRAPHY

Monique Wood is a Project Manager with the firm and has 20 years of experience in the practice of architecture and interior design.  Monique has led numerous new construction, remodels and modernization projects for a variety of institutional and educational clients.  As her experience extends throughout all phases of documentation and administration – from project initiation through project construction and closeout – she understands the high level of communication, coordination, and diligence required to ensure a smooth and effective project. Her clear and responsive communication style, rigorous attention to detail, and strong relationship building skills has proven to be essential to the success of all of her projects.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO with Honors

Bachelor of Interior Design, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Cum Laude

Advanced Management Institute (AMI), Project Management Seminar, San Francisco, CA

U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Accreditation Training

 

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in California (C29446)

LEED Accredited Professional



KEITH WAINSCHEL LEED-AP, ASSOCIATE

BIOGRAPHY

Keith’s career in architecture spans 19 years, and while his experience is diverse, his focus has been in K-12 schools and higher education buildings.  He has experience throughout all phases of a project, from design to documentation, as well as extensive construction experience.  Since joining CAW in 2009, Keith has contributed to many projects within the office, resolving complicated issues quickly, with passion and a careful hand. 

 

EDUCATION

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1999 

REGISTRATION & AFFILIATIONS

LEED Accredited Professional



SERENA FRANKLIN IIDA

BIOGRAPHY

Serena is a multifaceted designer with 8 years of combined international experience in corporate design, government, contract projects, aviation retail, art consulting, theater, furniture, product, and crafts.  A lover of arts, design, travel, people, and journeys that may inspire to combine all, she has lived and worked in San Francisco, Beijing, and Sydney. From these very different cities, lifestyle cultures, and routes around the world, she returned in 2018 and joined CAW as Interior Design Director. She is deeply invested in understanding the needs and executing the quality deserved and designing dynamic and joyful environments that affect lives in a positive way through design. 

 

EDUCATION

California College of the Arts, B.F.A. Interior Design

REGISTRATION & AFFILIATIONS

The Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA)



MARY DESING

BIOGRAPHY

Since joining CAW in 2007, Mary has been a valuable member of numerous project teams at all phases. She has experience in a diverse range of projects including K-12 education (both public and private institutions,) historic preservation, higher education, performance spaces, tenant improvements, and community-based projects. She has seen projects through messy city planning, rezoning, and conditional use approval processes, and been an integral part of campus master planning processes. She especially enjoys getting to know her clients at the beginning of a project, working with them to develop a successful project, and later seeing the full realization of a project. She particularly excels at and enjoys Construction Administration, and is a well-respected force-to-be-reckoned with on the jobsite. She has a passion for and considerable expertise in vegetated roof and wall technology.

 

EDUCATION

California College of the Arts & University of San Francisco (Joint Degree Program,) Bachelor of Architecture, 2007

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Architect in the State of California

SPUR San Francisco

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities



JAZMINE BROWN

BIOGRAPHY

As a new face in the field of architecture, Jazmine has worked to expand her experience in K-12schools and higher education. She’s eager to explore new approaches to the issues that face schoolsand the communities they serve. Since joining CAW in 2019, Jazmine has participated as an active member in the office’s BIM and Sustainability committees. These teams work to ensure the office’s constant growth and adaptation to the the changing needs of our clients. During her career, she’sworked on a diverse array of educational projects, and continues to grow her experience in every phase of the design process. Jazmine’s commitment to clear communication and coordination with the team and client allow her to participate as an important member of the CAW design team.

 

EDUCATION

University of San Francisco,  B.A. with Honors in Architecture & Community Design, Minors in Environmental Studies and Architectural Engineering 2016

The American University of Paris Study Abroad Program

Division 1 Track & Field Athlete: 2012 – 2014