Based on their comprehensive knowledge as well as their commitment to maintaining lasting client relationships, Rick Castillo and Duane Hagewood have both been appointed to leadership positions.
Rick Castillo, AIA, NCARB, recently joined the firm as Director of Architecture in Los Angeles, has been elevated to the role of Principal. With over 30 years of experience, he has a strong understanding of project design and delivery strategies and scheduling, as well as project management for design and management of senior technical staff. A veteran architect, Castillo is known for his leadership and design skills as well as for his extensive technical knowledge. He also offers a deep understanding the commercial construction and real estate markets in of Southern California and beyond.
Duane Hagewood has been elevated to the position of Associate Principal. During his 20+ year career, Hagewood has been involved in all aspects of building and urban revitalization projects, and he has served as both project manager and project architect for major, high-profile projects. Hagewood’s leadership in design projects has included planning, scheduling, and consultant coordination on a wide array of urban design, commercial, multifamily residential, student and affordable housing and mixed-use developments. Among his most recent projects is Park & Market, a large-scale mixed-use development that is in construction in San Diego.
Rick Castillo and Duane Hagewood are valuable sources on architectural trends, new design and construction techniques, and the dynamic California building market.