Kathryn brings a unique breadth of custom residential experience to her work at DAA, including renovating a storied Willis Polk home; designing then-experimental straw bale and rammed earth buildings; and designing and directing myriad custom residential projects in Atherton, Los Altos Hills, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Malibu; and vacation homes in Aspen, Mexico and the Caribbean. Originally from Chicago, she earned a BFA in drawing, painting and printmaking and refined her creative sensibilities—clean, uncluttered and intentional—working in Japan and traveling extensively throughout SE Asia. Inspired by this artful living, she returned to Chicago to earn a master’s in architecture and began her career with an area residential firm there before relocating to San Francisco. Kathryn is licensed in California, with a LEED AP credential in green building.contact >
Rande’s architectural career comprises custom urban homes and country estates, ranging from Northern Napa and Marin to San Francisco and Carmel Valley. He joined DAA in 2018, after 30+ years at Walker & Moody Architects, with a specialty that spans traditional to transitional design. Originally from Calgary, Rande found his way to architecture when a University of Oregon friend noted his penchant for design during freshman year. From that point on, schoolwork was uber-inspiring and regular visits to San Francisco—always admiring the architecture—landed him his first job, where he locked in his passion for residential work. Ever since, he’s maintained a client-focused approach, ensuring homeowners’ personal satisfaction with project outcomes through close collaboration and careful attention to their needs. When not designing, Rande enjoys reading and biking and spending time with his lovely wife and two children.contact >
Johannes joined DAA in 2016 with 20 years of custom residential, hospitality and specialty design experience across the San Francisco Bay Area. During his tenure at BAR Architects, drA, and Jane Cee Architects, he honed his skill at beautiful, well-designed spaces and thoughtful, collaborative design dialogue. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP, Johannes grew up in a German household, which he credits with his passion for precision and focus and appreciation of materials, textures and details. "I want to make the world a little more beautiful" became his motto. When away from the office, Johannes feeds his wanderlust hiking, exploring and appreciating the many aspects of San Francisco and its region that make it such a special place to live. An avid food & wine aficionado, he and his partner enjoy preparing meals with friends, wine tasting, gardening and tending their grapevines in Solano.
Stephan’s expertise in technical project management comprises wisdom from over 30 years in custom architecture. Since joining DAA in 2021, he's helped ensure that our growing roster of complex projects meets DAA’s high standard for thoroughness and quality, refining the project review process, training staff to more rigorous technical standards, and helping to optimize staff assignments. Originally from New York, Stephan earned his bachelor’s from Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture (Pittsburgh) and master’s from The Architectural Association (London). After spending his early career in Zurich and San Francisco, he held senior/management roles with San Francisco firms Ellerbe Becket (now AECOM), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), MEMarchitecture, and OSC.A (Office of Stephan Ciulla, Architecture). In his downtime, Stephan enjoys ocean paddle-boarding, writing a book on Architect Rem Koolhaas, addressing humanitarian needs through architecture, and travelling with his wife and fellow architect, often to visit their two grown sons.contact >
A native of San Francisco, Katherina grew up with a strong connection to the City's architecture and its vast assortment of beautiful buildings. She went on to earn her CPP/ARC at Cal Poly Pomona Architecture, spending her fourth year studying architecture in Copenhagen and receiving the award for Outstanding Fifth Year Senior Project. Post-graduation, she returned to San Francisco and honed her custom residential skills working at Skurman Architects and BeauSoleil Architects before being drawn to DAA after reading that the firm was awarded a particularly visible Victorian project that she loved. In her free time, Kat enjoys drawing and making art, hiking, and other outdoor activities with friends. She is proud to be an active member of a micronation.
Carl joined DAA with 8 years of diverse design experience and a love of historical architecture. A Notre Dame alum, he spent his year abroad with their Rome Study Program absorbing foundational classicism and traditional urbanism through the time-tested works of early visionaries Vitruvius, Palladio and Bernini. In the years since, Carl practiced in San Francisco (Andrew Skurman; Hart Howerton; Ike Kligerman Barkley), India (Patzschke & Partner; nonprofit Construction for Change) and Chicago before returning to San Francisco to work for DAA. Through multiple study grants and nonprofit fellowships, he also helped design sustainable infrastructure for communities here and around the world. Outside of work, Carl enjoys training for marathons, playing soccer and seeing live music.
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Erika's love of architecture evolved during trips abroad with her parents to over 20 countries, where she made a habit of admiring how different cultures expressed themselves in their homes and buildings. She first studied architecture at a RISD summer program for teens (Rhode Island), then went on to earn her bachelor's at Syracuse School of Architecture (New York), passing one summer on a convoy to Amsterdam, Stuttgart & Zurich and a year abroad studying in NYC. Post-grad, she moved to NYC and worked on a wide array of project types at STAT, Lee & Associates, and Robert A.M. Stern. She soon realized her calling was traditional architecture--timeless, graceful, and elegant--and returned to the Bay Area in 2020, seeking out a role with DAA soon after. In her downtime, Erika enjoys touring museums, hiking, and beach time with friends and family.contact >