Troy Schalge, Architect

Troy D. Schalge is a native San Diegan with over 20 years’ experience in the field of architecture. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Troy applied his skills to a variety of markets, pursuing his goal to develop his knowledge and understanding of various building… Read more »

Bruce Thomas, Architect

Bruce Thomas received his California architecture license in 1987, and has been in the architecture profession for 44 years. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he graduated from the University of New Mexico and moved to San Diego in 1984. In addition to his passion for architecture, Bruce is committed to community planning, including serving as… Read more »

Dean Gayon, Architect

Dean joined ACRMA in 2014. He has a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, is a Registered Architect in California and LEED AP certified. After growing up in Michigan, Dean and his bride (whom he met while on a bicycle tour in the Colorado Rockies) left the snow and slush for sunny… Read more »

Pete Kittipongdaja

Pete turned his love of photography and fine art into a passion for architecture and interior design. Whether designing a hotel or a restaurant, his work is meticulous, detail-oriented, thoughtfully crafted and respectful of both form and materials. Pete earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from UNLV in 2008 and Master Degree of Architecture… Read more »

Rahwa Asmelash

Rahwa was born and raised in Ethiopia and after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Unity University in Ethiopia, she worked for almost a year at an architectural firm in Ethiopia. Rahwa and her family made San Diego their new home in 2013. She is trilingual speaking; English, Amharic and Tigregna…. Read more »

Pamela Cabaniss

Pamela joined the firm in 2005 as the Human Resources Manager and brings 25 years of AEC industry experience. She attributes her interest in facilitating human resources as an extension of her experience growing up in a military family, in which she was exposed to multiple cultures and peoples due to frequent relocations. Outside of… Read more »

Luis Arellano, Architect

Luis is a graduate of SDSU and a California licensed architect.  His passion for sustainable design and the re-usage of resources, such as energy and water, influences the firm’s design and development projects. Luis has a deep appreciation for many design influences, and leans toward the Tiki period from the post-war period and the current artisan… Read more »

Kate Butler, Interior Designer

Kate joined the firm in 2013 as an interior designer and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY with a BFA degree in interior design. Kate’s background with retail design and working for such retailers as Limited Brands, allowed her to be actively involved in the firm’s large retail projects,… Read more »

David Bringas

David is a true San Diego native and a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate with Bachelors in Architecture. He joined the firm in 2013, returning to his native city where he is an active member of the community, including Chair for the Design Review Board and a member of the Planning Commission for the… Read more »

Rey Zumarraga

Rey has over 23 years of professional experience in the industry since graduating college in Manila, Philippines. His diverse background working in countries such as the Philippines, Singapore and the US With various roles & responsibilities allows him to bring unique and creative solutions to client’s needs. What are three things still left on your… Read more »

Jerry Pugh

Joining the firm in 2013 as CFO, Jerry brought with him 16 years of A/E financial management, having worked with two highly-accredited design and architecture firms in San Diego. Previous operations and financial management positions in publishing (Boston/New York) and hospitality/ healthcare compelled him to pursue his accounting interests over more creative pursuits. Oddly, his… Read more »

David Semon, Architect

Promoted to Associate in 2014, David’s years of experience in the design industry is exemplified by his passion for sustainability and leaving a light footprint. He rides his bike to work daily, only using his car when the waves call him. Though originally from the east coast, and after a brief stay in Hawaii, he… Read more »

Maria Ruiz-Ostmeyer, Architect

Maria was born in Peru and is a naturalized American citizen. She is a graduate of Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazaon and is a registered California Architect. With 19 years of experience under her belt, her resume includes a wide variety of commercial, residential, hospitality and institutional projects. When she is not busy in the office she… Read more »

Ricardo Garcia Ramirez

Ricardo joined the firm in 2002 as one of its original founders and was promoted to an Associate position in 2013. Ricardo is a lead designer of the firm, drawing inspiration for his work from his worldwide travels, including visiting the Pyramids of Cheops. He has worked on a variety of commercial, residential and government… Read more »

Kevin Terra

Kevin hails from the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts and lived in south Florida for 8 years before making San Diego his home. Kevin has over 17 years of architectural experience; his resume stretches across the nation with projects in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Colorado, and Rhode Island with an emphasis on hospitality, education and large… Read more »

Tim Fleming, Architect

Tim Fleming has been a project manager and designer for ACRM since 2002 and has worked on several large projects from schematic design to completion. With an emphasis on creating meaningful and durable people-places, Tim has developed a comprehensive architectural vocabulary integrating diverse material assemblies and green-building concepts. Tim has worked closely with clients to… Read more »

Scot McGill, Architect

As one of our founding Principals, Scot started his career in Minneapolis with a degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis under the auspices of Dean Ralph Rapson. With over three decades specializing in hospitality design, he draws much of his inspiration from his world travels, initially sparked by his college studies… Read more »

Dennis Rogers, Architect

Dennis joined the firm in 2003 and was named the firm’s Design Principal in 2005. During his tenure, he has led the design department as Design Principal on several major retail and hospitality projects. Dennis brought an impressive resume to ACRM from such firms as Graham Downes, Callison, and Innis-Tennebaum, to whom he has always… Read more »

Clifford Cook, Architect

Cliff is one of the original founders of the firm and is a Principal and Vice-President. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Cliff is a truly-rare San Diego native. Cliff leads the firm in technical design and QC/QA. His 25-years’ experience with multiple project types brings a unique understanding of design excellence that… Read more »

Tom Awbrey, Architect

A graduate of Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture, Tom moved from West Texas, via New Mexico, to San Diego in 1981. After serving as design principal for a previous firm, Tom founded ACRM Architects and became its President and CEO in 2002. With over three decades of architectural experience, Tom is known for his… Read more »