Albert Sawano, AIA

Founder and Principal Architect

Albert Sawano brings 30 years experience as Lead Architect or Principal Architect on several iconic building projects, including Los Angeles’ Constellation Place, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, USC Village, Circa, Metropolis, The Vermont, and, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the West Berkeley Library, the nation’s first Zero Net Energy public library.  He was responsible for over $2 Billion in recent construction projects.


West Berkeley Library, AIA COTE Top Ten
The Vermont, Los Angeles Business Council
USC Annenberg School, ENR Calfornia Best Project
Queensway Bay Parking Structure, AIA|LA Citation


Master of Architecture,
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture,
University of California, Berkeley
College of Environmental Design

Shahab Rahimi

Architecture Team Leader

Shahab Rahimi brings 8 years of experience from national architecture firms Harley Ellis Devereaux and HOK, serving key roles on USC Village, Century Plaza Towers, and Metropolis.


Raymond S. Kennedy Award for Architectural Innovation
Solar Decathalon Finalist
National Deans List


Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Southern California