June 28, 2021

At SB Architects, our biggest strength is our people. We strive to champion creativity and innovation in our work, and we need a talented team to achieve that. A team that will bring a fresh perspective to the table every time, continuing to push our firm forward towards the next milestone. On that note, we’re delighted to announce a series of promotions!

Nanette Martinez has been promoted to Associate.

“Nanette came to use five years ago. She has a tenacity for architecture and everything that comes along with that. Nanette has an incredible drive and a true passion for teaching and mentoring. Project-wise, she’s really challenged and pushed herself into positions where she can grow, learn about the company and the craft of architecture. Join me in congratulating Nanette on her promotion!” David Rychlowski, Vice President & Associate Principal

Ashley Fauguel has been promoted to Associate.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ashley for the past two and a half years at SB Architects, but I knew her well before that, so when she came on board I already knew the caliber of her work and the commitment that she would bring to the team. She’s helped us organically increase our social presence across all platforms, to the point that everything has doubled. She played a huge part in the website redevelopment and has been continuing to evolve that alongside managing all our PR efforts and beginning to play a business development role for the MENA region. I’m extremely happy to announce that Ashley has been promoted to Associate.” Krystal Solorzano, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

Monica Marchand has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“Monica has been with SB Architects for eight years. She’s worked on several significant projects, continually growing her skillset and approaching every project with the highest level of dedication. Her commitment, work ethic, and attention to detail have led to the successful delivery of high-profile projects, especially her work on the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa in the Cayman Islands. I’m honored to announce that Monica is being promoted to Senior Associate.” Stefano Falbo, Vice President & Associate Principal

Akiko Yoshikawa has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“Akiko has been stalwart help for all of us, especially me, working on huge projects. Although she hasn’t been with us for a long time (she joined us in 2017), she’s worked tirelessly and has been a huge help, a leader, and a mentor to the team. She’s one of the most dedicated and sought-after folks in our staffing meetings, with people hoping she will be able to bring her expertise to the table to realize the dream of bringing a design into reality. I’m super happy to announce that Akiko is being promoted to Senior Associate.” Bruce Wright, Senior Vice President & Principal

Hermann Gonzalez has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“I’ve had the pleasure of watching Hermann evolve over the last four years under the tutorage of Pinar, but more so over the last year when I’ve been working closely with him to bring a large project to life. He’s shown huge growth and he’s happily taken on a lot of responsibility in a series of very complicated, big projects. I couldn’t be happier to announce that Hermann Gonzalez is being promoted to Senior Associate.” Jorey ‘Shosh’ Friedman, Vice President & Principal

Gustavo Mendoza has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Gustavo over the last year. He’s an all-around impressive project leader, architect, manager, and he’s a fantastic mentor. He’s built great relationships with our clients, our consultants, and with our team. Gustavo’s very cool and collected at even the most stressful points of a project, he fully embodies SB Architects’ core values. Please join me in congratulating Gustavo Mendoza in his promotion to Senior Associate.” Pinar Harris, Vice President & Principal

Seema Sethi has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“When I started at SB Architects, Seema was already part of the team, so we were able to evolve with the firm together. Seema is an incredibly hard-working, focused person. It doesn’t matter if the task is big or small, she gives it her all to make sure the job gets done to the best possible level. It’s been incredible to see her continuously grow, especially alongside becoming a mum to two beautiful children. Please join me in congratulating Seema Sethi in her promotion to Senior Associate.” Pinar Harris, Vice President & Principal

Rayda Almonte has been promoted to Senior Associate.

“Rayda has been with SB Architects for almost 15 years. She’s one of the most hard-working people I know. She works tirelessly and pours her heart and soul into every project that she works on, she’s in it 100%, no matter whether the project is big or small. For many years, she played a huge part in the Mission Hills Lavastone Residential project in China, I’ve never seen anyone draw so many elevations, faster in my life! I am super happy and proud to announce that Rayda Almonte is being promoted to Senior Associate.” Jorey ‘Shosh’ Friedman, Vice President & Principal

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